Andrew and I spent three days last week at a workshop on Data Visualization. It was given by Stephen Few of Perceptual Edge. Stephen is a recognized expert in the design of information displays and he definitely earns that recognition. I would highly recommend to anyone who has job responsibilities of communicating any kind of data to others to take this course or, at a minimum, purchase his books. It is more than worth it to hear what he has to say about the topic and I can almost guarantee that it will change the way you do this.
There were many “Aha” moments for me over the three days, but one in particular really stood out. That was where he spoke about using color in data visualization. Read the rest of this entry »