BLOG POSTS

Visualisingdata.com was originally launched in 2010 originally to serve as a blog to help continue the momentum of my learning from studying the subject via a Masters degree. I continue to publish articles and share announcements that track developments in my professional experiences as well as developments in the data visualisation field at large.

This is a collection of all my published posts, starting with the newest and dating back to 2010, tracking. These posts include articles, design commentaries, podcast updates, professional updates, and general news from across the data visualisation field.

Podcast

Explore Explain S4 E9: Chloe Whiteaker & Marie Patino

Welcome to S4E9 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series about data visualisation design. In this episode I chat with Chloe Whiteaker and Marie Patino of Bloomberg News. We explore the story behind their unique data visualisation project analysing the staggering wealth of a pop-music phenomenon: “Taylor Swift Vaults Into Billionaire Ranks with Blockbuster Eras Tour”.

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Announcements

Announcing the ‘Visualising Data Newsletter’

I’m very happy to announce details of a newsletter that I will be launching in February. The Visualising Data Newsletter will chronicle the most insightful and delightful data visualisation content every month, sent straight to your inbox.

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Podcast

Explore Explain S4 E8: Denise Lu

Welcome to S4E8 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series about data visualisation design. In this episode I chat with Denise Lu about her side project visualising analysis of the tracks played during the reunion shows of her favourite band: this is ‘Pavement 1933-2023’.

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Articles

Making Sense of Data Visualisation and AI (Part 2)

2023 has seen an explosion in the buzz of new developments and discourse surrounding all things to do with Artificial Intelligence. In this series of posts I’m taking stock of what I know, what I don’t know, what I think, and what I might speculate about what these advancements in AI mean in its applicability for data visualisation.

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Podcast

Explore Explain S4 E7: Amanda Shendruk

Welcome to S4E7 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series about data visualisation design. In this episode I chat with Amanda Shendruk about her visual article for Washington Post Opinions titled ‘Audiences want a different climate change message. Hollywood should deliver.’

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Articles

Making Sense of Data Visualisation and AI (Part 1)

2023 has seen an explosion in the buzz of new developments and discourse surrounding all things to do with Artificial Intelligence. In this series of posts I’m taking stock of what I know, what I don’t know, what I think, and what I might speculate about what these advancements in AI mean in its applicability for data visualisation.

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Podcast

Explore Explain S4 E6: Chimdi Nwosu

Welcome to S4E6 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series about data visualisation design. In this episode I chat with Chimdi Nwosu about two of his data visualisation projects: ‘Incarcerated in America’ and ‘Press Freedom Index’.

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Podcast

Explore Explain highlight videos – Season 4

Happy to share news of the release of a new batch of Explore Explain shorter ‘highlights’ videos for Season 4. The idea is to identify, extract, edit, and package up five key insights to emerge from each episode to create short 10-15 mins highlights.

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Podcast

Explore Explain highlight videos – Season 3

Happy to share news of the release of the first batch of Explore Explain shorter ‘highlights’ videos for Season 3. The idea is to identify, extract, edit, and package up five key insights to emerge from each episode to create short 10-15 mins highlights.

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Podcast

Explore Explain S4 E4: The Nightingale Editorial Team

Welcome to S4E4 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series about data visualisation design. In this special live-recorded episode I chat with the Nightingale Editorial Team: Claire Santoro, Emily Barone, Julie Brunet, and Jason Forrest.

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Podcast

Explore Explain S4 E3: Steph Bradley

Welcome to S4E3 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series about data visualisation design. In this episode I chat with Steph Bradley, a freelance designer based in Chicago, USA.

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Podcast

Explore Explain S4 E2: Will Chase & Jared Whalen

Welcome to S4E2 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series about data visualisation design. In this episode I chat with Will Chase, Visual Stories Editor, and Jared Whalen, Data Visual Journalist, both working at Axios and based in the US.

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Podcast

Explore Explain S4 E1: Neil Richards

Welcome to S4E1 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series about data visualisation design. In this episode I chat with Neil Richards, Global Data Fluency Lead at JLL.

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Announcements

The scrap metal art of Jason Heppenstall

This is a slight departure from the normal topics covered on this blog, though it does still concern creativity and the use of materials to create representations. I wanted to share a more personal, non-work related piece in celebration of artistic talent.

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Podcast

Explore Explain S3 E9: Francis Gagnon

I’m delighted to launch the third season of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series about data visualisation design. For episode nine it was a pleasure to welcome Francis Gagnon, founder of Voilà:.

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External

Bletchley Park podcast: Episode 143

During the early months of the year I had the pleasure of providing external consultancy around data visualisation in the shaping of a new temporary exhibition at Bletchley Park titled ‘The Art of Data’.

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Podcast

Explore Explain S3 E8: Ros Pearce

I’m delighted to launch the third season of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series about data visualisation design. For episode eight it was a pleasure to welcome Ros Pearce, of The Economist.

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