Recently I spoke about Chart.Guide at the annual seminar of the Dutch Association of Mathematics Teachers (the NVvW). For me this was very special, both professional and personal. Of course this was a beautiful chance to spread the Chart.Guide vision of the perfect chart into the Dutch Classrooms. In the same time, it was personal too, in the way that for me this was also a way to tribute my dad, who was a math teacher, but who passed away before I started teaching dataviz.
Chart.Guide in the classroom
Three years ago, I created Chart.Guide is to help people make the Perfect Chart.
Most people learn about chart at school, during Mathematics. So for me this was a great opportunity to share my insights with those who teach others about charts.
To help Dutch teachers spread the Chart.Guide message to the younger generations, I translated my ChartGuide chart poster into Dutch. During the seminar I officially launched the new poster.
I was great to see the enthusiasm in the room and to hear the respons about the poster. At the end of the day more than 80 posters were taken home, hopefully to be shown in classrooms all over the country.
Dutch version of Chart.Guide poster
The entire Chart.Guide poster has been translated into Dutch. Although Dutch is my native language, it was a real challenge. Many of the charts do not have a translation into Dutch, so I had to create some of them myself.
As of today, the Chart.Guide poster will be available both in Dutch and in English.
Tribute to my dad: Coen Dullaert
Inspiring 500 math teachers was special to me, because my dad was a math teacher. When I was a kid, he let me draw on the background of old math exams. Although the formulas intrigued me, I have always been more interested in the visualization part.
After I finished school I have been working as a product manager and analyst. In 2011 my dad passed away. Three years later, I was asked to teach other about data visualization, and in such, I stepped into my fathers footsteps. It makes me feel sad, that he never had the opportunity to see how his teaching genes and love for data continues into what I do now.
As a tribute to my dad, I have included a small reference to him on the poster. Those who knew him well will recognize it.