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February 14, 2019

When we start school we are given a pencil.

Over the next few years we learn to master this tool.

But this does not make us an artist or an author.

Mastery of a tool does not equate to mastery of a disci...

January 4, 2019

Adobe Illustrator is my preferred tool for data visualisation. The majority of my work focuses on data storytelling and this software works well in an area requiring very custom graphics. Experimentin...

December 13, 2018

The role of Data Storyteller often falls on the person already knee-deep (or even completely submerged) in data. They have cleaned it, transformed it, explored it, visualised it, analysed it, modelled...

October 23, 2018

Choosing the right graph type is an important part of any data visualisation project, with each graph usually following its own set of design rules. But the majority of graph types use only one or two...

September 10, 2018

Sounds simple enough...

But there are two parts to this request: the writing of the story, followed by its telling.

To tell a data story, you have to write it first - unless you were born with the innat...

September 4, 2018

Anyone working in analytics will be familiar with the Analytics Cycle, in some shape or form. It’s an Analyst’s version of the Scientific Method (perhaps even, justification of the term “data science”...

August 29, 2018

  

What is a data story?

There are lots of terms thrown around the analytics industry (artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, etc.) and we often tend to over-complicate their mean...

July 6, 2018

The #SWDChallenge this month was a graph makeover - simply turn any existing graph into a better one.

Something I do for fun (acknowledgment of my data viz obsession!) is collect graphs I think could...

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