Enrico Bertini
Data Visualization & Beyond ... with an "Academic Tint".
Created 17 Jul 2021
  • Asking the right data questions and asking the data questions right
    27 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 9 2
    In my last post I lamented the fact that there is too little focus on data thinking in data science and data visualization, and I described how much of a struggle it’s been for me to figure out how to...
  • What Matters, Really, is Effective Data Thinking
    24 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 3 6
    There’s a casual tweet I wrote over the weekend that gained way more traction than I expected. Enrico Bertini @FILWD The more I work in visualization, the more I realize how what matters really is to ...
  • Clarity and Aesthetics in Visualization: Attention, Contrast, Grouping
    15 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    In my previous post I introduced a series of guidelines on clarity and aesthetics. Here I’ll try to expand on these guidelines by providing a more generalizable perspective based on notions of visual ...
  • Clarity and Aesthetics in Data Visualization: Guidelines
    09 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 8 4
    Last week I introduced mini-projects as one pillar of my graduate visualization course. A interesting outgrow of that activity is a set if data visualization clarity and aesthetics guidelines we devel...
  • Teaching Data Visualization with Mini-Projects
    01 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 3 6
    There’s a special assignment I have designed for my visualization course that I have been using successfully for a number of years. I call it “mini-projects”. A mini-project is a project students can ...
  • Small Multiple Area Charts vs. Line Charts
    25 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I posted this on twitter a while ago … Enrico Bertini @FILWD What explains that area charts are easier to read than line charts in a configuration like the one below? Or maybe it's just my impression?...
  • I'm back!
    24 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 0 3
    I am not sure what I even mean when I write that I am back. I think I mean that I used to have a blog called FILWD (many years ago!) and I am starting some sort of “blogish” newsletter after a super l...
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