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storytelling with data podcast

Mar 11, 2021

Giving good feedback to others—when done well—can help you sharpen your own thinking and approaches for visualizing and communicating with data. We’ll start with this critical topic in our new 10-week course, so it seemed like the perfect timing to repost the original episode of the storytelling with data podcast. I discuss the value of giving and receiving data visualization feedback and potential problem areas to avoid. Hear The Economist’s eloquent response to critique of one of their graphs, plus answers to reader questions on when to use graphs, considerations with dashboards, and data viz book recommendations (updated with some recent publications!).


10-week course & upcoming workshops:

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Blog post: SWD makeover challenge on The Economist’s hurricane graph

Article: “Design & Redesign in Data Visualization” by Fernanda Viegas & Martin Wattenberg

Blog post: my guiding principles

Article: The subtle art that differentiates good designers from great designers by UX Planet

Blog post: a tale about opportunity

Book: The Big Book of Dashboards by Steve Wexler, Jeff Shaffer & Andy Cotgreave

Book: storytelling with data by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Book: WSJ Guide to Information Graphics by Dona Wong

Book: Show Me the Numbers by Stephen Few

Book: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte

Book: Avoiding Data Pitfalls by Ben Jones

Book: Better Data Visualizations by Jonathan Schwabish

Book: Let’s Practice! by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Resource: SWD community

Questions? email or start a conversation in SWD community