Solar Ranger, an Electric Car Data Viz

Over the prior three years I have been going green. Aside from the energy efficient home windows, roof and insulation there was another story I wanted to tell around electricity. I’d like to tell a story through data visualization about indirectly charging my Hyundai Ioniq 2019 EV via my home’s solar panels. Step one was gathering data. I used [Obsidian]( […]

Viz Varieties, Categorizing Data as Graphics

Together reader let’s, you and I your author, journey through a landscape of data visualizations. We’ll hope aboard a roller coaster that may or may not be itself in the shape of a smoothed line graph. Never fear, this roller coaster will not be of the emotional variety. Conceptual Declarative We will begin with a Brainstorming Roller Coaster (Paul Williams, […]

Stories Within Data Visualizations

Reading A Brief History of Data Visualization by Michael Friendly (2008) lead me to the one responsible for my beloved and simultaneously hated pie chart (William Playfair, Howard Wainer, Ian Spence, 1801), while also elegantly defining the most influential and prevalent charts I see in my every day. My love-hate relationship with pie charts stem from their modern over-use, when […]