As everyone knows, Microsoft creates a lot of stuff: software, hardware, services, cloud services, and more. But there is also a group at Microsoft that gets to play around and create cool stuff. In this week’s episode of The PolicyViz Podcast, I welcome Mike Pell, who leads design at Microsoft Garage. Mike also helped create Adobe Acrobat and has helped develop and design countless features in the Microsoft ecosystem. In this week’s episode, we talk about the current state of data visualization and what it takes to get people to the “moment of clarity.”


Microsoft Garage


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