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It was great fun and we managed to tackle 10 questions in the hour. We discussed a lot of different resources which are gathered here. (This post isn't a write-up of all the answers. For those, I recommend you watch the webinar.)
We talked about Anscombe's Quartet and the sparklines in Kayak:
@acotgreave Same old question from me: Can we have some (recent) examples of where data viz has really made the difference?— Rob Radburn (@robradburn) November 26, 2015
I discussed Fitbit dashboards and some climate-change charts:
This was a great question to answer. Here's a link to the original post by Stephen Few, and responses by myself and Ben Jones:
If you could only use 5 viz types, which would they be? #AskAndy— Andy Kriebel (@VizWizBI) November 30, 2015
More fun! We decided to do a five-a-side squad-picking thing, evoking memories of school days when we were always picked last. We used Show Me's starting points as our list. Andy K. picked line charts first. I picked bar, then he picked treemap, and so on. We both felt Sankey charts would be our ringers!
This was a very specific question but brought up some interesting points of discussion, and a chance to talk about Charles Minard:
Although this was directed at a different Andy, we hijacked it because it's a great question. What books are good for data visualization? Here's some great starting points:
What's the most effective way that you give constructive feedback? #AskAndy— Andy Kriebel (@VizWizBI) November 30, 2015
This is a fantastic question. The posts below should be mandatory for all people getting into this field:
That covered everything! I hope you enjoyed the webinar. We were deliberately trying something new. If we do it again, which guests would you like us to have?
If you missed the webinar, you can watch it here.