Data Stories: Candy Dishes, Data Organization, and Eye Candy

The Tyranny of the Candy Dish?

Washington Post Candy Dish 

The Washington Post combined some in-house data collection with external research for this fun exploration of the psychology and statistics of candy consumption in the office.


Candy-Counting Strategies

LinkedIn Candy Analysis 

This LinkedIn post shares one parent’s observations of two kids who turned their Halloween candy into a demonstration in data organization.


Modern Data Visualization Styles

National Geographic 

This article from National Geographic examines some popular trends in data visualization and attempts to determine which are useful for communication (and when) and which might just be eye candy.


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