13 facts you didn’t know about the Minard map

Source: Wikipedia. The map representing the Russian campaign of the French army in 1812 is a true celebrity of the data visualization world, mostly known for its spectacular features. Lines show the number, location and direction of the army troops. The temperature during the return from Moscow is shown at the bottom. The campaign was a carnage […]

MOOC Week 2: The politics of words

While I’m working on the assignment for weeks 5 and 6 of the MOOC, let’s have a look back at week 2. We were asked to provide a critique of a graph about the words used by speakers at the Republican and Democratic conventions for the 2012 election. As with most of what the New […]

Quote of the day

This one is on my wall at the office. Clutter and confusion are not attributes of information, they are failures of design. Edward Tufte, Windows Phone 7 Series