Archive for July, 2019

Ethical Data Sensemaking

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Simply stated, data sensemaking is what we do to make sense of data. We do this in an attempt to understand the world, based on empirical evidence. Those who work to make sense of data and communicate their findings are data sensemakers. Data sensemaking, as a profession, is currently associated with several job titles, including […]

The Inflated Role of Storytelling

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

People increasingly claim that the best and perhaps only way to convince someone of something involves telling them a story. In his new book Ruined By Design—a book that I largely agree with and fully appreciate—designer Mike Monteiro says that “If you’re not persuading people, you’re not telling a good enough story.” Furthermore, “…while you should […]

Visual Business Intelligence Workshop in the United States

Monday, July 8th, 2019

For the first time since I retired from teaching data visualization workshops in 2018, Nick Desbarats of Practical Reporting Inc. will be teaching my courses publicly in the United States. Nick has been busy teaching the Visual Business Intelligence Workshop publicly elsewhere and privately in several countries but will now offer it to the general […]