introducing the SWD podcast


I'm very excited to officially launch the storytelling with data podcast! This first episode focuses on feedback in data visualization. I discuss the value of both giving and receiving data visualization feedback and potential problem areas to avoid. Hear The Economist's response to the recent hurricane data visualization challenge as well as answers to reader questions on the topics of when to use graphs, considerations with dashboards, and data viz 101 book recommendations.

Big thanks to Timo Elliston, friend and awesome NYC composer/musician, for the amazing original music, and to hubby Randy for encouraging all of this in the first place, equipping our office with recording gear, and for always being my biggest supporter.

I hope your enjoyment of the session is as great as the fun we had making it happen. If you like what you hear, please be sure to rate the SWD podcast on your favorite podcast platform!

Links mentioned during the podcast:


Feedback? email
Blog post: SWD makeover challenge on The Economist’s hurricane graph
Article: “Design & Redesign in Data Visualization” by Fernanda Viegas & Martin Wattenberg
Blog post: my guiding principles
Article: The subtle art that differentiates good designers from great designers by UX Planet
Blog post: a tale about opportunity
Book: The Big Book of Dashboards by Steve Wexler, Jeff Shaffer & Andy Cotgreave
Book: The WSJ Guide to Information Graphics by Dona Wong
Book: Show Me the Numbers by Stephen Few
Book: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte
Questions? email