One of the most practical Data Visualisation books for my clients is “Storytelling with Data“. So, this is a longer than usual book review of this modern classic.
I say that because it is not just accessible for those with no background in Data Viz but also focusses on the kind of charts most analysts produce. You won’t find admonitions to keep update with the latest packages for R or Python. You won’t be overwhelmed by award-winning Data Viz art.
But, before I rush in with too much enthusiasm, let me tell you a little about the author. Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic started her data viz career at Google. There she honed her craft & transformed their People Operations with incisive charts. She has since gone on to found Storytelling with Data, her own training & consulting business.(more…)