Two Books That Kept Me Going When I Wasn’t Feeling 100% in Grad School

Sometimes, ok, most of the time, life as a grad student can be overwhelming. So, you need friends who insist you need to get some fresh air or stretch and you need books to remind you that pretty much everyone else is going through something similar and you are not alone. Two books filled that […]

Data Viz: My First Year Anniversary is Coming Up

It’s almost January 2020. It’s almost the one year anniversary since I began my data visualization journey. My guide: Alberto Cairo. Those three facts have such meaning as I write this post some 30,000 feet somewhere over the Eastern seaboard between Florida and Washington, DC after the most intense semester yet. I’m exhausted. I’m full […]

Circles of Exclusion

Circles contain. They unify. They’ve come to symbolize harmony, wholeness, cycles, woman, eternity and more. Image from Kat Holmes’s book, Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design They also exclude. I’ve been reading Kat Holmes’s book, Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design and because of Kat, circles have new meaning. What is inclusion? Merriam-Webster defines inclusion in a […]

Learning and The Art of Statistics

I think this might be the UK version of the cover design; much more preferable than the US version. This summer I started reading David Spiegelhalter’s book, The Art of Statistics, but never got beyond the second chapter. I also had plans to learn d3 and do a personal visualization project. So much for plans. School ended […]