Cédric Scherer

Data Visualization & Computational Ecology

The World's Countries Colored by Their First Letter

While preparing the mapping section for a Pearson–O'Reilly training, I got the idea to visualize the first letter of each country. And got especially curious about how much landmass each letter covers. Turns out: A, C and R are covering the largest areas!

Colors and Emotions in Data Visualization

As data visualization practitioners we are both engineers and designers. In our effort to create meaningful visualizations from our data, we transmit our message not only through the particular chart type and title we choose, but also through our choice of colors for the data itself and for any additional design elements.