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Visualizing Manny’s Dingers

Josh, a colleague from work, pointed out this totally cool interactive display of Manny’s chase for 500 home runs.

A significant portion of my job is dredging pools of data for insights that we can use to change our business. After I dredge it, it’s equally important that I share it. It’s one of those no-brainer points: if I can’t tell other people what I know, my knowledge is useless. I find data visualization to be interesting and challenging.  How can I quickly and effectively show other people what I’ve learned from the data?

The Globe graphic is more advanced than anything I do – I never try for an interactive display. I admire it’s richness. The more time you spend with it, the more you learn from it.


Comment from Jason Butler
Time: May 6, 2008, 7:42 am

Hey Dan –

The newsroom did a really good job with that graphic (and it’s getting a ton of traffic).

Here’s a really good site I found outlining different styles of data visualization. You may find it useful.