A few years ago I learned 2 important tricks to navigating a movie theatre: 1) Ask how full the theatre is when you purchase your ticket. Finding a single seat is easy, two seats is usually no problem, but when … Continue reading
Last summer I shared an adaptation of Tufte’s slopegraph using data from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences‘ (ICES) 2011 Quality Monitor report in the post Education and Health Care – Using Slopegraphs to Understand Complex Systems. While this initial … Continue reading
Statistics Canada has released the Age and Sex data set for 2011. A traditional visualization for this kind of data is the population pyramid. The population pyramid is a modified version of a stacked bar chart with the division between … Continue reading
Maps are one of my favorite approaches to presenting information. However, they are just as vulnerable to abuse, misuse and overuse as every other form of data visualization. Traditionally, maps employ color ranges, textures, symbols and boundary widths to describe … Continue reading
Although snow conditions are usually the first thing skiers ask about, by the time you get to the base of a mountain (and even before you put your gear on) it is important to know which chair lifts are running … Continue reading
The seventh annual Ontario Education Research Symposium concluded today. A new approach was employed this year to collect feedback in real time which was compiled and included as updates throughout the symposium. Attendees were invited to send text messages when … Continue reading
A video of the 2010-2011 EQAO Cohort Data Visualization with narration is now available. This expanded video includes narration on the origins of this visualization and orients you to the layout and features of the interactive chart.