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June 20, 2018

As someone who is lucky enough to specialise in communicating technical information 😍, data visualisation is a big part of my professional life. But all those NDAs make it hard to share a lot of this work with the world. Therefore, at the beginning of the year I set m...

April 23, 2018

The psychology of colour is fixed in us from an early age and businesses have a long-standing obsession with traffic light inspired data visualization. But how effective are these red-green dashboards when viewed by someone who can’t differentiate between these colours...

September 26, 2017

Data viz can have a bad rep.

Sometimes this is justified – it’s just badly done. But there are times when the type of data viz is wrong for the objective it’s trying to achieve. Understanding the purpose and audience of your data viz is key to its success.

Data viz can b...

October 8, 2016

Graphics are an effective way to visually communicate information. Certain icons are chosen over others as they have the power to instantly make a story understandable. It’s not surprising then, that particular images have been used to portray specific data.

For example...

August 14, 2016

Last week I leaped off the cliff I’d been dancing on the edge of for so long. 

I left my permanent job to start my own business.

My resignation letter went something along the lines of:

Dear <insert company>,
It’s not you. It’s me.
I need to let you know that my last day...

May 19, 2016

Infographics are a fun and unique way to visualise your data, but how do you make one? Here are a few things that I consider when building my infographics:

1. Who is the audience?

The first step in their creation, is to characterise the audience for the visualisation. Th...

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