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133  |  Year Review 2018

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Here we go! Another year has passed and lots has happened in the data visualization world. This time we decided to scramble things up again with a new annual review format: five podcasters (including ourselves!) reflecting back on year 2018. We’re lucky to be joined by Jon Schwabish from PolicyViz, Alli Torban from DataViz Today, and Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic from Storytelling with Data.

This was a long chat! But we had a lot to cover: major trends, favorite projects, new tools, and standout people, companies, studios, conferences, books, and blogs. There is a lot to learn there. Don’t miss our long list of links below! 🙂

As always, thanks for following along with us this year. And special thanks go to our supporters and to Destry and Florian for their amazing work behind the scenes.

We wish you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!


Major Trends

Favorite Projects

Noteworthy Tools

Standout People, Companies and Studios



Books Coming in 2019


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111  |  Data Vis Around The World in 2017

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We are at the end of yet another full year, folks! And once again we have decided to go around the world to see what has happened in vis in a whole range of countries.

It’s been a long journey. This year we have, Spe Chen from Beijing, China; Pia Faustino from Manila, Philippines; Pinar Dag in Istanbul, Turkey; Justin Yarga from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Harry Stevens in New Delhi, India; and Qristina Parjiani from Tbilisi, Georgia.

Let us know how your year was and what you expect from 2018!

Happy Holidays everyone and thanks for listening!










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089  |  Data Vis Around the World in 2016

Hey everyone!

For the end of the year we decided to experiment with a new, very special kind of episode. We asked 6 different visualization experts from 6 different countries (and 5 different continents!) to tell us what happened this year in the data visualization space on their side of the world.

We virtually traveled very far! On the podcast, we have Krisztina Szűcs from Hungary, Blaise Aboh from Nigeria, Simon Ducroquet from Brazil, Nikita Rokotyan from Western Siberia, Simon Elvery from Australia, and Jane Pong from Hong Kong.

To each, we asked four simple questions:

  • Who are you and where are you located?
  • How is the data visualization scene where you are?
  • What were the major developments or projects this year?
  • What do you hope for next year?

As you will discover by listening to this episode, a lot is going on in these countries. It’s fascinating to learn about it, and we really hope you’ll enjoy our new experiment. Let us know what you think!

…And with this, we wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! It’s been great serving all of you through our show, including a total of 24 episodes this year!

Take care.

This episode of Data Stories is sponsored by Qlik, which allows you to explore the hidden relationships within your data that lead to meaningful insights. Don’t miss their webinar on business intelligence trends 2017 on January 11, 2017!


Krisztina Szűcs in Hungary

Blaise Aboh in Nigeria

Simon Ducroquet in Brazil

Nikita Rokotyan in Western Siberia

Simon Elvery in Australia

Jane Pong in Hong Kong

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