On this week’s episode of The PolicyViz Podcast, I’m pleased to welcome Evan Sinar to the show. Evan is the Chief Scientist and Vice President at Development Dimensions International (DDI) in Pittsburgh. Evan is a Industrial and Organizational Psychologist (I/O Psych) and, as if not interesting enough, he is also deeply engaged with making data easier to visualize and use.

In this week’s episode, Evan and I talk about big data in I/O Psych, the importance of annotation in data visualization, his view on the biggest dataviz sins, and his favorite dataviz tools.

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Episode Notes

Evan on Data Visualization at DDI2016

Big Data at Work: The Data Science Revolution and Organizational Psychology (SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series)

Blog Posts

To Become More Visionary, Become Stronger at Visualization

Use Animation to Supercharge Data Visualization

7 Data Visualization Types You Should be Using More (and How to Start)



Color Brewer


JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS