The PolicyViz Podcast
The PolicyViz Podcast
The PolicyViz Podcast
Jon Schwabish | Economist, Data Visualization, and Presentation Specialist
Bringing Joy to Your Data Work with Nigel Holmes
Nigel Holmes is a British/American graphic designer, author, and theorist, who focuses on information graphics and information design. Graduating from Royal College of Art in London in 1966, Holmes ran his own successful graphic design practice in England. From 1966 to 1977, he worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer for clients such as British Broadcasting Corporation, Ford Motor Company, and Island Records. His work appeared in New Scientist, Radio Times, The Observer, Daily Telegraph, and The Times. In 1977, art director Walter Bernard hired him to work in the map and chart department of Time magazine, where Holmes later became graphics director. After a sabbatical he started his own company, which has explained things to and for a wide variety of clients, including Apple, Fortune, Nike, The Smithsonian Institution, Sony, United Healthcare, US Airways, and Visa. See links, notes, transcript and more at the PolicyViz website. [https://policyviz.com/podcast/episode-243-nigel-holmes/]
Jul 11, 2023
42 min
Building the BBC's Great British Class Calculator with Joe Sharpe and Mike Orwell
Joe Sharpe has been founder and creative director at Applied Works since 2005, a design studio using data visualisation, user-centred design and storytelling to create digital tools and products that drive positive change. Joe also teaches on the BA Graphic Design degree at Kingston School of Art, running an elective pathway for second and third year students that explores how emerging technology is transforming the way we communicate, work, play and consume. Mike Orwell is a digital executive producer, filmmaker and consultant. Between 2009 & 2018, he was a producer and commissioning editor at the BBC and since then has worked with award-winning digital production studios like Unit9, Marshmallow Laser Feast and Applied Works to explore new storytelling methods. At the BBC, he pioneered various mass-audience, data-driven storytelling & branching narrative projects , including the Great British Class Calculator and the BBC Lab UK platform. His boutique film-making collective Elastic Semantic specialises in telling research-driven science & engineering stories for clients such as Arup. See links, notes, transcript and more at the PolicyViz website. [https://policyviz.com/podcast/]
Jul 4, 2023
32 min
Akkio CEO Jonathon Reilly on Data and AI
Jonathon Reilly is an innovative and results-driven executive with over 20 years of experience in product management, business development, and operations. As the Co-Founder and COO of Akkio, he has helped create an easy-to-use AI platform that empowers users to build and deploy AI solutions to data problems in minutes. Prior to founding Akkio, Jonathon served as the VP of Product & Marketing at Markforged, where he played a critical role in the company's growth and success. With a strong background in the tech industry, Jonathon held various leadership positions at Sonos, Inc., including Leader of the Music Player Product Management Team, Global Channel Development, and Senior Product Manager. He began his career at Sony Electronics, where he contributed significantly to the development of a wide range of consumer products as a product manager and electrical engineer. Jonathon holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College - Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business and a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Gonzaga University. See links, notes, transcript more at the PolicyViz website. [https://policyviz.com/podcast/] Episode Notes Jonathon | Medium [https://jon-akkio.medium.com/] | Twitter [http://twitter/] Akkio [https://www.akkio.com/] How to Lie with Statistics [https://amzn.to/3WXmns5] by Darrell Huff and Irving Geis Data at Urban: How We Used Machine Learning to Predict Neighborhood Change [https://urban-institute.medium.com/how-we-used-machine-learning-to-predict-neighborhood-change-bf52c9f32fda] autoML [https://www.automl.org/automl/] Related Episodes Episode #227 with Max Kuhn [https://policyviz.com/podcast/episode-227-max-kuhn/] Episode #225 with Julia Silge [https://policyviz.com/podcast/episode-225-julia-silge/] Episode #227 with Claire McKay Bowen [https://policyviz.com/podcast/episode-216-dr-claire-mckay-bowen/] Episode #227 with Steve Franconeri and Jen Christiansen [https://policyviz.com/podcast/episode-205-steve-franconeri-and-jen-christiansen-a-viscomm-workshop/]
Jun 16, 2023
38 min
Historical Data Visualization with authors Georges Hattab and Susan Schulten
On this week's episode of the PolicyViz podcast, I chat with Susan Schulten and Georges Hattab, authors of the new books on dataviz luminaries Emma Willard and Etienne-Jules Marey. We talk about these two creators and their impacts on the data visualization field today. Susan Schulten is Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Denver, where she has taught since 1996. Georges Hattab is the Visualization Group Leader at the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Public Health Research at the Robert Koch Institute [https://www.rki.de/EN/] since 2022.
Jun 1, 2023
51 min
How to collect, analyze, & visualize hockey data with Micah McCurdy
Micah is a mathematician who likes to use pictures to understand things. He runs a website, hockeyviz.com [http://hockeyviz.com/], where he stores pictures about hockey. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his wife and his two children. Episode Notes Micah | Twitter [https://twitter.com/IneffectiveMath] | Site [https://hockeyviz.com/] Bubble physics [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_(physics)] Python [https://www.python.org/] Beautiful Soup [https://pypi.org/project/beautifulsoup4/#:~:text=Beautiful%20Soup%20is%20a%20library,and%20modifying%20the%20parse%20tree.] svgwrite [https://pypi.org/project/svgwrite/] Matplotlib [https://matplotlib.org/] Line-width illusion [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical%E2%80%93horizontal_illusion#:~:text=The%20vertical%E2%80%93horizontal%20illusion%20is,the%20line%20that%20is%20bisected.] Related Episodes Episode #238: Jeremy Ney [https://policyviz.com/podcast/episode-238-jeremy-ney/] Episode #237: Tristan Gullevin [https://policyviz.com/podcast/episode-237-tristan-guillevin/] Episode #194: Charlie Smart [https://policyviz.com/podcast/episode-194-charlie-smart/] iTunes [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-policyviz-podcast/id982966091]Spotify [https://open.spotify.com/show/3KWkTCoMWYf3KWqISoZqFg]Stitcher [https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/policyviz/the-policyviz-podcast]TuneIn [https://tunein.com/podcasts/Technology-Podcasts/The-PolicyViz-Podcast-p729048/?topicId=158138986]Google Podcasts [https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cDovL3BvbGljeXZpei5jb20vZmVlZC9wb2RjYXN0Lw]PolicyViz Newsletter [https://jschwabish.substack.com/]YouTube [https://www.youtube.com/c/JonSchwabish] Sponsor Use my special link [https://zen.ai/policyviz12] (
May 14, 2023
49 min
Jeremy Ney Visualizes American Inequality
Jeremy is the author of American Inequality, a biweekly newsletter that uses data visualization to highlight U.S. inequality topics and to drive change in communities. His work has been published in TIME, Bloomberg, and the LA Times. He was a dual-degree masters student at MIT Sloan and the Harvard Kennedy School and was formerly a macro policy strategist at the Federal Reserve. He now works at Google and lives in Brooklyn. Episode Notes Jeremy on Twitter [https://twitter.com/jeremybney] | Op-ed in Time [https://time.com/6270808/americas-life-expectancy-divide/] American Inequality newsletter: americaninequality.substack.com [http://americaninequality.substack.com/] Federal Reserve Bank of New York [https://www.newyorkfed.org/] Food Deserts and Inequality [https://jeremybney.medium.com/food-and-inequality-904a171cce9c] Technology and Disability: The Relationship Between Broadband Access and Disability Insurance Awards [https://crr.bc.edu/working-papers-social-security/technology-and-disability-the-relationship-between-broadband-access-and-disability-insurance-awards/] Some coverage of the map: * American Inequality [https://americaninequality.substack.com/p/life-expectancy-and-inequality]  * Paul Krugman [https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/03/opinion/red-state-life-expectancy-death.html]  * David Wallace-Wells [https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/06/opinion/deaths-life-expectancy-guns-children.html]  * LA Times [https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2023-04-05/americas-decline-in-life-expectancy-speaks-volumes-about-our-problems] Related Episodes Episode #228: Ethan Mollick [https://policyviz.com/podcast/episode-228-ethan-mollick/] Episode #224: Pieta Blakely and Eli Holder [https://policyviz.com/podcast/episode-224-pieta-blakely-and-eli-holder/] Episode #191: Sarah Williams [https://policyviz.com/podcast/episode-191-sarah-williams/] iTunes [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-policyviz-podcast/id982966091]Spotify [https://open.spotify.com/show/3KWkTCoMWYf3KWqISoZqFg]Stitcher [https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/policyviz/the-policyviz-podcast]TuneIn [https://tunein.com/podcasts/Technology-Podcasts/The-PolicyViz-Podcast-p729048/?topicId=158138986]
May 8, 2023
34 min
New Tableau add-ins from Tristan Guillevin
Tristan is a Data Visualization Freelancer [http://www.ladataviz.com/] who likes to combine different techniques to find the best way to represent data. He regularly creates tools [https://tools.ladataviz.com/] and videos [http://www.youtube.com/@ladataviz] to help people build their next projects or level up their skills. Tristan is the 2017 Iron Viz Champion, and current Tableau Visionary. Episode Notes Tristan | Web [http://www.ladataviz.com/] | Twitter [https://tools.ladataviz.com/] | YouTube [http://www.youtube.com/@ladataviz] Figma [https://www.figma.com/] Observable [https://observablehq.com/] PowerBI [https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/] Svelte [https://svelte.dev/] Tableau [https://www.tableau.com/] Tableau Public [https://public.tableau.com/] Related Episodes Episode #234: Kirk Munroe [https://policyviz.com/podcast/episode-234-kirk-munroe/] Episode #230: Vidya Setlur and Bridget Cogley [https://policyviz.com/podcast/episode-230-vidya-setlur-and-bridget-cogley/] Episode #211: Jock D. Mackinlay [https://policyviz.com/podcast/episode-211-jock-d-mackinlay/] Episode #209: The Flerlage Twins [https://policyviz.com/podcast/episode-209-the-flerlage-twins/] iTunes [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-policyviz-podcast/id982966091]Spotify [https://open.spotify.com/show/3KWkTCoMWYf3KWqISoZqFg]Stitcher [https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/policyviz/the-policyviz-podcast]TuneIn [https://tunein.com/podcasts/Technology-Podcasts/The-PolicyViz-Podcast-p729048/?topicId=158138986]Google Podcasts [https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cDovL3BvbGljeXZpei5jb20vZmVlZC9wb2RjYXN0Lw]PolicyViz Newsletter [https://jschwabish.substack.com/]
Apr 25, 2023
39 min
Gabrielle Ione Hickmon's How You Play Spades Is How You Live Life project
Gabrielle Ione Hickmon (b. 1994) is a Black woman from a middle place—Ypsilanti, MI. Her lab is a place where clay and words meet. She is interested in body memory, waiting rooms, layovers, circles, Black imaginaries, and ocular proof.  Her work includes essays, ethnographic research, and coil-built ceramics. She won Bronze in the Leisure, Games, & Sport category of the 2022 Information is Beautiful Awards and First Honorable Mention in the 2022 NYU American Journalism Online Awards for her ethnographic research project, How You Play Spades is How You Play Life: Spades in the African American Community. Her writing has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, The Baffler, The Pudding, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. She attended Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania. She has been in residence at Pocoapoco, Mas Palou, and will soon be in residence at Dairy Hollow, Mudhouse, and Haystack.   Gabrielle is currently at work on The Boyne City Project, a series of vessels chronicling her family history in Michigan which dates back to before the Great Migration, an essay collection, and a memoir. She works out of a studio in Ann Arbor, MI. Episode Notes Gabrielle | Web [https://www.gabrielleionehickmon.com/] | Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/__gabrielleione/] | Twitter [https://twitter.com/gabbyhickmon?lang=en] How You Play Spades Is How You Live Life [https://pudding.cool/2021/08/spades/] at The Pudding Information is Beautiful Awards [https://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/] Mixed-ish [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed-ish] from Kenya Barris Do No Harm Project [https://www.urban.org/projects/do-no-harm-project] from the Urban Institute Nvivo [https://lumivero.com/products/nvivo/#:~:text=NVivo%20is%20Lumivero's%20easy%2Dto,from%20their%20qualitative%20data%20faster.] Matt Daniels at the Pudding [https://pudding.cool/author/matt-daniels/] iTunes [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-policyviz-podcast/id982966091]Spotify [https://open.spotify.com/show/3KWkTCoMWYf3KWqISoZqFg]Stitcher [https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/policyviz/the-policyviz-podcast]TuneIn [https://tunein.com/podcasts/Technology-Podcasts/The-PolicyViz-Podcast-p729048/?topicId=158138986]Google Podcasts [https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cDovL3BvbGljeXZpei5jb20vZmVlZC9wb2RjYXN0Lw]
Apr 11, 2023
36 min
Building Science Graphics with Jen Christiansen
Jen Christiansen is the author of Building Science Graphics: An Illustrated Guide to Communicating Science through Diagrams and Visualizations [https://amzn.to/3zcu5mV] (CRC Press) and senior graphics editor at Scientific American, where she art directs and produces illustrated explanatory diagrams and data visualizations. Episode Notes Jen | Web [https://www.jenchristiansen.com/] | Book [https://amzn.to/3zcu5mV] | Book site [https://www.buildingsciencegraphics.com/] Scientific American [https://www.scientificamerican.com/] iTunes [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-policyviz-podcast/id982966091]Spotify [https://open.spotify.com/show/3KWkTCoMWYf3KWqISoZqFg]Stitcher [https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/policyviz/the-policyviz-podcast]TuneIn [https://tunein.com/podcasts/Technology-Podcasts/The-PolicyViz-Podcast-p729048/?topicId=158138986]Google Podcasts [https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cDovL3BvbGljeXZpei5jb20vZmVlZC9wb2RjYXN0Lw]PolicyViz Newsletter [https://jschwabish.substack.com/]YouTube [https://www.youtube.com/c/JonSchwabish] Sponsor Use my special link [https://zen.ai/policyviz12] (https://zen.ai/policyviz12) to save 12% at blendjet.com [https://blendjet.com/products/blendjet-2?variant=32478639390786&ref=zencastr.ghost.io]. The discount will be applied at checkout! New Ways to Support the Show! With more than 200 guests and eight seasons of episodes, the PolicyViz Podcast is one of the longest-running data visualization podcasts around. You can support the show by downloading and listening, following the work of my guests, and sharing the show with your networks. I'm grateful to everyone who listens and supports the show, and now I'm offering new exciting ways for you to support the show financially. You can check out the special paid version of my newsletter, receive text messages with special data visualization tips, or go to the simplified Patreon platform. Whichever you choose,
Mar 30, 2023
38 min
Kirk Munroe Shows You How to Model Data in Tableau
Kirk Munroe is a business analytics and performance management expert. He has held leadership roles in product management, marketing, sales enablement, and customer success in analytics software companies including, Cognos, IBM, Kinaxis, Tableau, and Salesforce. Kirk has a passion for coaching and mentoring people to make better decisions through storytelling with data. He is currently one of the two owners and principal consultants at Paint with Data, a visual analytics consulting firm. Kirk lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Episode Notes Kirk | Web [https://www.paintwithdata.com/] | Twitter [https://twitter.com/kirkmunroe]  Book: Data Modeling with Tableau: A practical guide to building data models using Tableau Prep and Tableau Desktop [https://amzn.to/3IkOCLv] Kirk Munroe: 4 Common Tableau Data Model Problems…and How to Fix Them [https://www.flerlagetwins.com/2023/01/data-.html] Related Episodes iTunes [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-policyviz-podcast/id982966091]Spotify [https://open.spotify.com/show/3KWkTCoMWYf3KWqISoZqFg]Stitcher [https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/policyviz/the-policyviz-podcast]TuneIn [https://tunein.com/podcasts/Technology-Podcasts/The-PolicyViz-Podcast-p729048/?topicId=158138986]Google Podcasts [https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cDovL3BvbGljeXZpei5jb20vZmVlZC9wb2RjYXN0Lw]PolicyViz Newsletter [https://jschwabish.substack.com/]YouTube [https://www.youtube.com/c/JonSchwabish] Sponsor Are you ready to earn extra income from sharing your expert opinion? Head over to userinterviews.com/hello [http://userinterviews.com/hello] to sign up and participate today! New Ways to Support the Show! With more than 200 guests and eight seasons of episodes, the PolicyViz Podcast is one of the longest-running data visualization podcasts around. You can support the show by downloading and listening, following the work of my guests, and sharing the show with your networks. I'm grateful to everyone who listens and supports the show, and now I'm offering new exciting ways for you to support the show financially. You can check out the special paid version of my
Mar 14, 2023
35 min
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