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Zen Faulkes is a biologist who has studied and worked in Canada, Australia, and the United States. He is currently an instructor at McMaster University in Canada. He was an early adopter of science blogging, and began writing about conference posters in 2009. His first book, Better Posters, draws on over a decade of experience giving advice to post…
 
In this week’s episode of the podcast, I’m playing the recording from the opening moderated panel discussion between myself, Jen Christiansen, and Steve Franconeri at the 2021 VisComm workshop at the IEEEVIS conference. We (the workshop organizers) asked Jen and Steve to join the workshop to talk about two of the sides of the dataviz field–practiti…
 
Rebecca Pazos is a mum of one and a senior data journalist with The Straits Times for six years. Recently, she completed her Masters in visual tools with the University of Girona. She is dedicated to telling compassionate, human-centered data stories. In this week’s episode of the podcast, Rebecca and I talk about her work at The Straits Times, the…
 
What happens when two data visualization podcast hosts get together? They just keep talking and talking and talking. When Alli Torban, host of the Data Viz Today podcast, agreed to come on the show, I just knew it would be a great conversation. We cover a ton of ground here and if you want to get more Alli’s take, download her episode of this same …
 
Lindsay Betzendahl is a Tableau Zen Master and Tableau Public Ambassador. She has been working in the healthcare field for over 15 years and is currently a Consultant, Design Specialist, at HealthDataViz. Lindsay is an adjunct professor at Temple University where she teaches a graduate course on data visualization and Tableau. Her new book, which s…
 
Leland Wilkinson is Chief Scientist at H2O and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Chicago. He received an A.B. degree from Harvard in 1966, an S.T.B. degree from Harvard Divinity School in 1969, and a Ph.D. from Yale in 1975. Wilkinson wrote the SYSTAT statistical package and founded SYSTAT Inc. in 1984. After the c…
 
Welcome to the 200th episode of the PolicyViz Podcast! This week’s episode wraps up Season 7 of the podcast after which I’ll be taking a break from publishing until the fall. To celebrate–and to mix things up–in this week’s episode, Renee MacLeod from Tableau interviews me and my colleague Alice Feng about our latest report, the Do No Harm Guide: A…
 
Miriah Meyer is an associate professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah and a faculty member in the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. She co-directs the Visualization Design Lab, which focuses on the design of visualization systems for helping people make sense of complex data, and on the development of methods for hel…
 
Scott Berkun is a bestselling author and popular speaker on creativity, leading projects, culture, business, and many other subjects. He’s a former interaction designer and project manager who worked for many years at Microsoft and WordPress.com. Scott’s the author of eight books, including The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, …
 
Casey Miller is a data and graphics journalist at the Los Angeles Times. She enjoys turning data sets into easily understandable, unique, and engaging experiences for users. Before the Los Angeles Times, Casey created data driven narratives at Mapbox and was an engineer at Vox Media in New York where she worked with various editorial teams to tell …
 
Zach Norris, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, author of We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities, and co-founder of Restore Oakland, visits the PolicyViz podcast to talk about working with and for people and families across the country. The post Episode #180: Zach Norris appeared first on Policy…
 
Valentina D’Efilippo is an award-winning designer, creative director, and author based in London. Working across formats and industries, her work takes many forms – from theatre productions and exhibitions to editorial content and digital experiences. She has co-authored “The Infographic... The post Episode #178: Valentina D’Efilippo appeared first…
 
Mike Bostock is the creator of D3, a popular open-source JavaScript library for visualizing data and Observable, an open-source notebook for exploring data and thinking with code. Previously, Mike was a graphics editor for The New York Times, where he helped produce a... The post Episode #175: Mike Bostock appeared first on PolicyViz.…
 
In case you don’t know, for the last 12 weeks or so I’ve been hosting live video chats with experts in the fields of data, presentation skills, and data visualization. This Data@Urban Digital Discussion series gives (I hope!) people an... The post Episode #174: Graham MacDonald and Claire Bowen appeared first on PolicyViz.…
 
Niklas Elmqvist is a full professor in the iSchool at University of Maryland, College Park where he directs the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (HCIL). His research area is information visualization, human-computer interaction, and visual analytics. He was elevated to the rank... The post Episode #173: Niklas Elmqvist appeared first on Policy…
 
Alper Sarikaya is a Research and Development Engineer at Microsoft working on Power BI and its visualization features. His experience has focused on enabling people to create summary visualizations for the purposes of effectively communicating trends, patterns, and distributions in... The post Episode #172: Alper Sarikaya appeared first on PolicyVi…
 
As the world hunkers down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a lot of information is making its way to our information channels. Some of this information is true, some is false, and some is misleading in one way... The post Episode #170: DataViz in the Time of COVID appeared first on PolicyViz.By The PolicyViz Podcast
 
Meagan Longoria is a business intelligence consultant with Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. She helps people understand their data and use it to make better decisions. While her skills include data modeling, data warehousing,... The post Episode #169: Meagan Longoria appeared first on PolicyViz.…
 
In this week’s episode, I start to celebrate my new book, Elevate the Debate: A Multilayered Approach to Communicating Your Research. Co-authored with my colleagues in the communications department at the Urban Institute, the goal of the book is to... The post Episode #167: Elevate the Debate: How to Drive Fact-Based Policy Conversations appeared f…
 
Molly Bauch specializes in business transformation, innovation, and strategic communications. She has more than 15 years’ consulting experience helping clients launch new programs, transform service delivery, and embrace fundamental, sustainable change. She’s a Climate Reality Leader, an International Society for... The post Episode #164: Molly Bau…
 
With a decade of experience as User eXperience Designer, Stéphanie Walter helps her clients in the banking, healthcare, automotive and financial industry deliver successful projects to their audience, all the way from strategy to the final products and services. She... The post Episode #162: Stéphanie Walter appeared first on PolicyViz.…
 
Robert Simmon is a data visualizer and designer working with Planet. He focuses on producing visualizations that are elegant and easily understandable, while accurately presenting the underlying data. He helped create some of NASA and Planet’s most widely-seen imagery, including... The post Episode #161: Rob Simmon appeared first on PolicyViz.…
 
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