3 Ways Data Visualization Can Go (Horribly) Wrong

In the dataviz business, we tend to think that illustrations tell no lies. Here are 3 ways dataviz can go (oh so horribly) wrong: 1) The Steve Jobs Effect: Playing with Pies Although he may be one of the greatest men in tech of our time, Steve sure knew how to play with numbers. His…

Why We Hate Infographics (And Why You Should)

In 1989, during my first internship (don’t even dare asking), I discovered and toyed for days with a mind-blowing machine: an plotting table. It was like a printer, except that it was moving a dozen of color pencils over the paper, and it was meant to draw… graphs, as it was called in the 80’s. Then…

Good Ol’ Excel Is The Ultimate Data Visualization Tool (In Most Cases)

Since our post about Infographics, a lot of people, stunned by Tufte’s “less is more” gif, have been asking us lately what’s our recommendation for a data visualization package. Considering the size of their datasets, and the kind of story they wanna tell, our answer has been invariably the same: “Well, use your dusty ol’ Excel”. Surprising isn’t…

Data Visualization 101

The art of Data Visualization is over-rated. Data Science mullahs tend to keep the man in the street away from it, by saying it’s a matter for experts only. Well, at qunb we think it’s not. The art of data visualization and data storytelling should be accessible to anyone, including non experts. That’s our mission.…