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 more than ten 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 and SiriusXM. Click here to write me. Some citations in the media. Talks. A free course (currently off-line, looking for a new host). A syllabus for a past dataviz workshop.
You are welcome to reference materials on this blog with attribution. Please use the following:
Fung, Kaiser (May 26, 2014). Junk Charts Trifecta Checkup: The Definitive Guide. https://junkcharts.typepad.com/junk_charts/junk-charts-trifecta-checkup-the-definitive-guide.html
Fung, Kaiser. Junk Charts blog. https://junkcharts.typepad.com/junk_charts