Historical Visualization: What we can learn from the masters (and others)

This month’s (June, 2019) theme for my newest LinkedIn Learning course is “Historical Visualizations”. In this course, I do a lesson on a theme and then interview someone on that theme.

My lesson is pretty quick and simple: there is a deep and long history of visualization dating back literally thousands of years. And you should look at that history a bit because it will help you with even the dumb simple PowerPoint you need to do for your boss tomorrow.

Lesson: Historical visualizations from Data Visualization, Storytelling, and Information Design: A Lesson and Listen Series by Bill Shander

And then there’s the interview with Sandra Rendgen, who wrote an amazing book about Charles Minard (one of the great figures in historical visualization) and a new book “The History of Information Graphics” (coming soon). Hear her thoughts on this history in my interview with her.

Listen: Historical visualizations from Data Visualization, Storytelling, and Information Design: A Lesson and Listen Series by Bill Shander