Archive for May, 2010

Circle-Lust Continues

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

This blog entry was written by Bryan Pierce of Perceptual Edge.
Last week Stephen published an article entitled, “Our Irresistible Fascination with All Things Circular,” which describes how people’s seemingly innate love for circles has led to the creation of many dysfunctional graphs, such as pie charts. Today, another example of a poorly designed circular graph [...]

BP Oil Collection – Is the Effort Really Improving?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

A colleague sent me a link to Rachel Maddow’s website today where she features a graph that was used by BP senior vice president Kent Wells to show how the company’s efforts to collect the oil that’s spewing into the ocean at a rate of several thousands of barrels per day is improving. He talks [...]