Archive for October, 2015

What Is the Best Response to Bad Practices?

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

During the last two days, I spent a great deal of time corresponding with my friend Alberto Cairo after he informed me that he was hosting a public lecture by David McCandless at the University of Miami. Alberto and I are both critical of McCandless’ infographics. I am more passionate in my criticism, however, perhaps […]

Pundits Beware—Superforecasters Will Put You to Shame

Monday, October 19th, 2015

You have likely heard that experts are notoriously bad at forecasting. This insight comes from the work of Philip Tetlock who has written a brand new book titled Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction. There are approximately 20,000 intelligence analysts working in the United States today for various agencies, “assessing everything from minute puzzles […]

A d3 Version of My Student Performance Dashboard

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

After the completion of my 2012 Dashboard Design Competition, I created my own version of the Student Performance Dashboard based on the same data that the competitors used. Since then, a few individuals and software vendors have asked for a copy of the data so they could reproduce my version of the dashboard using their […]