I received the last Annual Report by Nicholas Felton. It is his 10th report in a series that began with a thin volume in 2005. I hesitate to say that I’ve “finally” received the report because I was not anticipating the conclusion of the series in any way. Instead, I had always looked forward to these […]
Feedback on FCC Net Neutrality
Over at Data Nouveau, a highlight of the Sunlight Foundation’s recent analysis and visualization of feedback on over 800,000 comments on the proposed net neutrality rules.
Now Interactive: Transitions into the Workforce
How does a community college major relate to the eventual industry of employment? Now you can interact and explore the relationship between Iowa community college students and their eventual employment sector or your computer or mobile device. This is an update to a static poster I developed a couple of years ago. There is good […]
I was invited to give a brief talk to the urology department at Northwestern University on data visualization. Recently, you see, many of the residents presented posters at large conferences. When it was time to create posters and graphs, many of them begun to ask: “does this look OK? What can I do to make […]
Data Nouveau: Ideas for Visualizations
Starting a project where you need to make a series of graphs or a visualization can be frustrating. One of the hardest tasks is to find a theme, a style which you want to use. Though minimalism is the dominate “style” in data visualization, there is a lot of approaches to any graphical approaches. So I’ve […]
Education the Workforce of the Future
GOOD Magazine has put together an infographic on the education demands for next generation’s workforce. It’s a very timely topic for me and always a good reminder for students. Unfortunately, students who need to know this the most often do not understand. Some common problems are abound in this infographic that are also apparent in […]
Educational Attainment of Adults over 25 in Iowa
A new project is going to send me into map-making mode for awhile, here is the first bit (click for full size):
Finally, a paper out of this project
Found here. It is based on the visualizing transitions into the workforce project that I have been working on and you can see to the left.
Visualizing Tuition & Fees
The Chronicle of Higher Education has put together an interactive chart showing tuition and fees at Iowa community colleges. Play through the timeline and you can see tuition and fees becoming a larger share of revenue for the 15 colleges, while state funding declined. There are a couple of notes along the way to highlight […]
Computer terminology & literary terms
Search the frequency of words from books scanned by Google. Above shows the trends between the words to describe storage space in computers (e.g., hard drives) and “denouement“–a literary word to describe the dynamic structure of a story.