Trump Tweet Competition

Data Crunch podcast and data.world are cosponsoring a data viz competition that looks at Donald Trump’s tweets. If you’re a data delver or if you know people who are data delvers, send this info their way. Winners get to be interviewed about their findings by Data Crunch cohosts Ginette and Curtis on an episode. They […]

The National Water Model: Joan Didion’s “Holy Water” Essay Incarnate

As you watch the soundless video above, you may find this real-time flow of water mesmerizing. Joan Didion would. It’s her 1979 essay on water come to life. In her essay on water, she described her fascination with the journey water makes, something that most people don’t even think about. She guided her readers through the water path, tracing where it […]

One Simple Reason No One Cares about Your Data Visual

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We respond well when people remember things about us—specific things, like our names or our birthdays or our favorite foods or our unusually fuzzy pet llama named Roberto. It makes us feel important. This same concept applies to data visualization. Your audience will care about your data visualization if you show you care about your audience’s needs. […]

Recommend and Defend

Our inner psychology is always trying to protect itself. Keep itself away from danger and embarrassment. It’s easy to pass the buck and let other people have the responsibility – so easy that often times we do it unknowingly. When you turn in a report or an analysis without any recommendations on what people should […]