9 DataViz Questions

NINE DATAVIZ QUESTIONS WITH TABLEAU JEDI CHANTILLY JAGGERNAUTH Q1: When did you get started in data visualization/infographics? What educational or career background did you previously have before you made your transition to the world of data visualization/infographics? Before discovering Tableau, I was a student at Howard University pursuing a degree in Management Information Systems. At the time, I envisioned my career as a User Interface Designer (UI/UX Designer) for Johnson and Johnson. However, that all changed during my junior year when my professor gave an assignment to analyze millions of rows of twitter data and present it through a meaningful story. The setback of the assignment was at this point […]

DataViz as History

DataViz as History

THE REVOLUTIONARY INFOGRAPHICS OF W.E.B. DU BOIS AND BOOKER T. WASHINGTON   (Photo Above) W.E.B. Du Bois at the 1900 Paris Exposition. (Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers/Library of Congress)   Data visualization techniques continue to provide popular tools for everyone from journalists, researchers and corporations to provide a better way to view often dense data and explain complex data in a more actionable way. However, as has been shown by me as well as others in the DataViz profession, they are not a new technology, as can be noted by John Snow’s use of them to map cholera cases in London in the mid-1800s as well as Charles Minard’s famous […]