Data Visualization, Open Data &
Citizen Activism

  • Featured [English]

    Data APIs, design, and visual storytelling

    (Open) Data APIs are becoming more and more available, and I explain in this O'Reilly Radar article how they enable us to focus on visual storytelling, instead of spending most of our time setting up the data pipieline.

  • Featured [English]

    Harnessing the power (and credibility) of data in your PR strategy

    Data is taking an increasingly important place in our society, and in the ways we communicate professionally and personally. From corporations to governments & non-profits, we're seeing data used in increasingly clever ways to explain complex phenomenon or trends, raise awareness of a variety of issues, and strengthen transparency and credibility…

  • talk [English]

    Data as a creative material

    There's a wealth of data readily available, but few people know what to do with it. Based on my 6 years of practical experience running the leading Canadian data-visualization studio and working with high-profile clients, I will share practical ways to use data in design & communications, while giving an overview of the challenges & opportunities ahead…

  • talk [English]

    Graph Visualization Is Hard!

    Visualizing graphs is a tricky topic. I recently animated a workshop on concept map, which gave me the opportunity to experiment with a few tools & algorithms for graph visualization. This presentation collects my thoughts into something that will hopefully be useful to both beginners & experts.

  • project [English]

    Expense Visualizer

    In 2009, the government of Canada put in place a Proactive Disclosure system where federal departments had to proactively publish travel & hospitality expenses as well as contracts over 10,000$. The Expense Visualizer is an attempt at making sense of this dataset and provinding a tool for citizens & journalists to share and discuss findings in the data.

  • project [English]

    Revealicious

    I discovered data visualization alsmot by accident when I went back to university to study design, and this project was part of my final exam. It got featured in Manuel Lima's Visual Complexity collection and was later mntioned in his book “Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information”.