Monday, 14 March 2016

Busting the DataViz Myths one by one

Well its been a long time but here i am blogging again. Its been a busy few months, which i will be blogging about in due course but first i want to introduce to you my new site

So what is this new site about i hear you ask? Well i am glad you asked.

There are many rules and guidelines around dataviz. Everyone knows the rule, but not necessarily the origin and the logic behind it. What started out as a guideline becomes a rule that gets blindly followed without understanding why. Over time, these rules become mantras and doctrine that people follow religiously, and enforce when they see others straying from the path. However as their origins have been lost in the mists of time, often this advice or criticism is un-warranted.
 This website aims to explore the myths surrounding dataviz and look for the truth behind them. To show what the rule actually means, when to apply it and when to disregard it. I want to show that it’s not enough to just know the rule, you have to know the reason why it exists in the first place, know when to bend it and not break it.

Over time i will add more myths to the list, the aim is for this to become the dataviz myth busting reference site. So, if you have a myth that you want exploring and ultimately busting, let me know.

Matt Francis

Author & Editor

Tableau Zen Master, Social Ambassador, Wrangler of Data, Vizzer of Data


  1. Well, thank you for your coming back.
    I hope we'll see a lot of interesting contents. Personally, I like reading about new technology, something like virtual data room or so.