The scales for what qualifies as pretty and useful change depending on the application and purpose, but you always aim for the same quadrant. The best data graphics come from those who are able to find the right balance between aesthetics and utility.
Target for charting excellence
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Data Underload #3 – The Resolution Cycle
Late at night, the new year’s resolution longed for a straight line.
The Change My Son Brought, Seen Through Personal Data
I combed through personal data that I’ve actively and passively collected since early graduate school to see how life is different now with a 6-month old.