If you want to learn more about this issue, check out Leslie Young's series on Global News. She's done a heck of a job getting this data and the series isn't biased. Another good source is the Guardian (always best to go to Britain for unbiased North American news) or our beloved David Suzuki (who is one of the most credible environmental activists on the planet).
Good times and bum times, I’ve seen ‘em all
And, my dear, I’m still here
Flush velvet sometimes
Sometimes just pretzels and beer, but I’m here
I’ve run the gamut, A to Z
Three cheers and dammit, C’est la vie
I got through all of last year, and I’m here
Lord knows, at least I was there, and I’m here
Look who’s here, I’m still here
It has been a wonderful year. Nothing got broke that couldn't be fixed,- Stephen Sondheim
no one went to jail and no one died. The world kept turning and my family was funnier than ever.
This has been my standard for success since raising a teenager.
I don't know much about font combining (other than what I've read here), so I try to keep the number to a minimum and try not to have them competing for dominance.
This is pretty much the list of fonts I use in Tableau. I know they aren't exciting, but I can count on how they will behave on different Windows or Mac versions and different browsers. Besides, when it comes to dashboards, I don't want the font to be the star anymore than the colors. The font is there like any other element; to help convey the message that the data contains.
Please note that I'm talking about work, work here. When it comes to play visualizations, all bets are off and all fonts are fair game, even ComicSans.
Labels: Finishing Touches
Big, HUGS to Zen men Allan Walker, and Craig Bloodsworth at The Information Lab and Adam Riley at Altyrx and who created Tableau Mapping Monday and the central Tableaumappingbi repository for the shape files they've created. There's also a LinkedIn mapping group for discussions.
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Magic stands for Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre. This is a great program which also offers students the opportunity to work with local business and government organizations:
Part of the problem is that most of us use the terms Table and Data interchangeably (because we can). Here's the rub:
Tables, charts and maps are presentations of Data.The problem occurs when we try to take a presentation Table and use it as Data for analysis to make a presentation Table or Chart. Confused? Yeah, don't worry, lot's of people get confused by this. It's why most Open Data is available as a presentation Table and not Data.
In relational databases, Data is stored in Tables.
So a Table can present Data or contain it.
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Steve Wexler http://www.datarevelations.com/hey-your-tableau-public-viz-sucks-revisited.html
Peter Gilks http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/blog/2013/10/peter-gilks-skyscrapers-new-york-2162
Ryan Sleeper http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/blog/2013/10/leveraging-color-improve-your-data-visualization-2174
Jewel Loree http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/blog/2013/10/choosing-colors-accessibility-2180
Ryan Robilite http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/blog/2013/10/communicating-ideas-if-content-king-then-context-god-2198
Anya A'Hearn http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/blog/2013/10/design-your-data-viz-product-designer-2195
Designers in the wild http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/blog/2013/10/your-tableau-design-tips-2200
Ben Jones (2012) http://dataremixed.com/2012/05/data-visualization-clarity-or-aesthetics/
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I especially love Halloween in Vancouver because chances are very good that the weather won't be too cold for the trick or treaters so people get crazy with costumes and neighbourhood decorations. If you're in Vancouver, be sure to check out the Halloween Ghost Train ride in the park and Fright Night at Playland. And here's one I haven't tried, but am dying to (well not really dying), The Zombie Syndrome: On Death Island. Live Zombie theatre on Granville Island. I say, doesn't that sound exciting.
Here's a silly zombie viz that I started at the Iron Viz and finally finished; Zombie TV and Movie ratings around the world. See how your favorite Zombie show rates in other countries.