I was honored to be asked to talk at Uber’s Visualization Nights in Seattle, August 31st, 2017. Here’s the Meetup Link.
In May 2018, I also was fortunate to present a version of this talk at the Mini-Conference on Data Visualization and AI currated by Lynn Cherny in Lyon, France.
As you can guess by the amazingly clever title, it was a very serious topic. I used my recent How Long Does it Take to (Quick) Draw a Dog? visualization to talk about histograms and other fun aggregate views of data.
I used keynote to make the slides, and included a few animations / videos. Unfortunately, these don’t transfer well to the internet. But here’s a speaker deck to give you most of the content of the talk.
References and Links
Here is a list of references I used during the talk. Thanks to all the prior work and tools listed!
Quick Draw Links and Prior Art
Quick Draw Game
Quick Draw Data
Deborah Schmidt: Letter Collages
Quartz: How do you draw a circle?
Yannick Assogba: PCA Quick Draw Exploration
Flowing Data: How Histograms Work
Flowing Data: How to Read Histograms
FiveThirtyEight: Bob Ross Bar Chart
NYT Upshot: Chipotle Calories
NYT Upshot: Runners Time
The Pudding: Song Lyric Repetitiveness
NYT: Summers Getting Hotter
LA Times: Disneyland Wait Times
The Pudding: Free Willy by the Numbers
Amelia McNamara: What’s so Hard About Histograms
Dark Horse Analytics: Visualizing Distributions
James Cheshire: Population Joyplot