Junk Charts is made by Kaiser Fung, the Web’s first data visualization critic. I discuss what makes graphics work, and how to make them better. Think chartjunk + junk art.
Here is my first post from nine years ago. These are the posts with the most (clicks): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. There are some things I say over and over again: the Trifecta Checkup, the self-sufficiency test, bumps charts, small multiples, the power of aggregation. I carefully tag all posts with topics so clicking on map shows all posts about maps. A list of topics is on the right column. Here is a call for more dataviz criticism.
I also write popular books about statistics applied to daily life. Here is Numbers Rule Your World, and Numbersense. Tom Peters tweeted: On my 13-hour Boston-Dubai flight, I re-read cover-2-cover Kaiser Fung's superb-useful-fun book Number Sense. Trust him, or trust me.
I am a business statistician and speaker/trainer for hire. This is about a few hours in my life. I built the data teams at Vimeo (still part of the family) and Sirius XM Radio. Click here to write me. Some citations in the media. Talks. A free course.
Aug 2014: A number of dataviz experts are hoping to convene at SXSW. We need your vote! There are several thousands proposals vying for the limited spots. Here is our pitch on Slideshare.