Archive for tag: data visualization

Better life index – a post mortem

25 May, 2011 (01:48) | data visualization, web sites | By: jerome

Today, OECD launched the Your better Life Index, a project on which I had been involved for months. The short I’m happy with the launch, the traffic has been really good, and there was some great coverage. The three main lessons are: Just because data is presented in an interactive way doesn’t make it interesting. […]

My tableau contest entry

26 March, 2010 (20:35) | data visualization, Uncategorized | By: jerome

myDashboard Powered by Tableau so here it is. I chose to compete on the Activity Rates and Healthy Living data set, because after downloading it I really enjoyed exploring it. If the viz doesn’t show well in the blog, here’s a link to its page My main reason for entering the contest is to be […]

Using Tableau Public: first thoughts

21 January, 2010 (15:44) | data publishing, data visualization | By: jerome

I am currently beta testing Tableau Public. Essentially Tableau Public let you bring the power of Tableau analysis online. With Tableau public, your audience doesn’t need to download a workbook file that they can see in an offline, software client – they can see and interact with your work directly on a web page. There […]

Plotter: a tool to create bitmap charts for the web

21 December, 2009 (19:29) | data publishing, data visualization, tips, web sites | By: jerome

In the past couple of months, I have been busy maintaining a blog for OECD: Factblog. The idea is to illustrate topics on which we work by a chart which we’ll change regularly. So in order to do that, I’d have to be able to create charts of publishable quality. Excel screenshots: not a good […]

Review of Tableau 5.0

1 September, 2009 (18:02) | charts, data publishing, data visualization | By: jerome

Those last 2 weeks, I finally found time to give Tableau 5.0. Tableau enjoys a stellar reputation among the data visualization community. About a year ago, I saw a live demo of Tableau by CEO and salesman extraordinaire Christian Chabot. Like most of the audience, I was very impressed, not so much by the capacities […]

New data services 1: Google’s public data

5 June, 2009 (15:31) | data publishing, data visualization, web sites | By: jerome

Google’s public data has been launched somewhat unexpectedly at the end of April 2009. The principle is as follows. When someone enters a search query that could be interpreted as a time series, Google displays a line graph of this time series before other results. Click on it, and you can do some more things […]

Processing 1.0 released.

27 November, 2008 (13:08) | data visualization | By: jerome

Tuesday, Ben Fry announced on his blog that Processing 1.0 was released! I had a vague idea of was processing was about for a while, and thought it was not for me. I bought Ben Fry’s book by accident, because of its title and because I was generally interested on different opinions on how to […]