The Functional Art: Interview with Stefanie Posavec

Of all the interviews in The Functional Art, the interview with Stefanie Posavec is my favorite. Alberto Cairo: How did you do the graphics? Did you do use any scripts to count the words, organize them, sort them according to themes, etc.?Stefanie Posavec: Believe it or not, I didn’t. I did it all by hand.The […]

Florida: Why Are So Many Seniors Struggling?

Well, here it is. My first data visualization for Professor Cairo’s Intro to Data Visualization course. The project brief: Create a visualization of financial hardship in Florida based on The A.L.I.C.E. Report provided by United Way. Requirements included: Tell a compelling focus or narrativeDeliver a tabloid sized visualizationDeliver a mobile versionApply all we have read […]

Shape for Content, Strive for Clarity, and Provide Context

[O]ur main goal should be to tell a story clearly by achieving order and having some sort of narrative through each graphic. Any project should start by analyzing what your story is about and then finding the best way to tell it by splitting it up into easily digestible chunks, without losing depth. John Grimwade, […]