✚ Keep Them Separated – The Process 161

Welcome to issue #161 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members on how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week, I’m thinking about visualization that tries to do too much in a single view — when it’d be better to implement, communicate, and understand separated views.

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✚ Data Visualization Freelance Advice, from Someone Who Doesn’t Freelance and Has No Clue What He is Talking About – The Process 160

Welcome to issue #160 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members on how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I imagine how one might start a freelance career in visualization these days — and probably provide terrible advice along the way.

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✚ Backwards Visualization Critique – The Process 159

Welcome to issue #159 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members that looks closer at how the charts get made. This week I’m remembering what day it is and thinking about a backwards visualization critique that gives us something to look forward to.

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✚ Visualization Tools and Learning Resources, September 2021 Roundup

Every month I collect tools and resources to help you make better charts. Here’s the good stuff for September 2021.

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✚ Dot Patterns – The Process 157

Welcome to issue #157 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members about how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m admiring how dots can be used to show both high granularity and overall patterns.

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✚ Chart Types or Visual Encodings – The Process 156

Welcome to issue #156 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members about how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m wondering if I were to start to learn visualization from the beginning, would I focus more on chart types or visual encodings?

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✚ A Bar Chart Would Be Worse – The Process 155

Welcome to issue #155 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members about how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m thinking about all the times someone declared a bar chart would be better and wondering what proportion of those comments were wrong.

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✚ Visualization Tools and Learning Resources, August 2021

Welcome to issue #154 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members about how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and every month I collect visualization tools and learning resources that help you make better charts. Here’s the good stuff for August.

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✚ Different Points of View from the Same Data – The Process 153

Welcome to issue #153 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members on how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I was observing different points of view from the same data.

It still amazes me that you can give multiple people the same dataset and the results can vary depending on questions, goals, and audience.

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✚ Seeing Ranges – The Process 152

Welcome to issue #152 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members about how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I was thinking about visualizing ranges instead of just summary statistics like mean and median.

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