Bill Shander

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Bill Shander is founder of Beehive Media, an information design and data visualization consultancy in Boston. Bill teaches information design, data storytelling, and data visualization on Lynda.com, Udemy.com and in workshops around the world.
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Visualizing Love and Happiness in Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina has one of the greatest opening lines in all of literature: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” It’s a great line because it’s thought-provoking and so...

Native Advertising’s Trust Issue: Interactive Data Visualization to the Rescue

Native advertising has a trust issue. The entire reason the so-called “church and state” rule in journalism exists (keeping editorial independent from advertising) is to protect the integrity of the journalism from the corrupting...

An Easy 4X4 Model for Visual Storytelling

No one reads any more. The long form is dead. The written word? That’s for grandpa! It’s all about video, baby! Everything I just said is entirely accurate. And yet it’s all wrong. The...

2017: A Watershed Year for Data Visualization

I think this year is going to feel sort of like we are at “peak data visualization”, though I don’t think we are. This will be an important watershed moment for the field in...

Infographics: Fad or Forever?

The other day, I gave a talk about Storytelling for a corporate event. And someone came up to me afterward and said, “storytelling is the new infographics”, to mean it is the next fad...

Charting the Chartists: A 2016 Survey of Data Visualization Professionals

Over several decades, numerous studies have been conducted on data visualization practices, including a nice collection of fresh research being conducted in academia and the commercial world today. By data visualization, I mean any...

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