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storytelling with data podcast

Jun 25, 2020

“Visualization is a game of decisions.” In this episode, Cole chats with data visualization consultant, teacher, researcher, and author, Andy Kirk. Hear about topics ranging from what can be learned from cartoons and other unexpected sources of inspiration to the importance of curiosity, practice, and editorial judgement for taking work from good to fantastic. They also discuss Andy’s blog series, little of visualization design, his new podcast/video series, Explore Explain, and answer viewer questions on creating “wow” designs, the role of the data viz consultant, and more.


Follow Andy: @visualisingdata |

Book: Data Visualisation: A Handbook for Data Driven Design 

Blog series: little of visualization design (discussed: axis line fading, colour key titles, reset button, framing containers)

Podcast/video series: Explore Explain (discussed: ”Coronavirus tracked” with John Burn-Murdoch)