My Annual Report

Here’s a pdf. Also each image below is very clickable.

I reckon I could drop a few thousand words on either end of the process — either the introspective or the technical — and I probably won’t resist too much in the days to come. Suffice it to say right now, though, that both ends were a lot more challenging and a lot more satisfying than anything I’ve done with design in a long time.

Let’s see your years.

I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school teacher, former graduate student, and current head of teaching at Desmos. More here.


  1. Arthus Erea

    January 5, 2008 - 7:10 pm

    Wait, I’m a little confused. Under your original requirements, wasn’t there a limit of 4 information graphics, with Nicholas Felton’s example of 4 given. Yet, yours appears to feature at least 6. So is the limit 4 slides or 4 information graphics?

  2. dan

    January 5, 2008 - 11:08 pm

    Mine goes over the fishing limit but, since I’m not competing, I didn’t see the need to play fair.

  3. Cosine

    January 6, 2008 - 10:39 am

    Dan. I’m a 7th grade English teacher. I am sold on your vision, particularly as repped in this new year’s project. My kids will flip over the idea of manipulating a palette of their own lives/knowledge, and I see multiple ways in which to tie this into my curriculum objectives (description, word choice, audience analysis, and voice). However, although I like computers and pick up fast, I have little to no information design experience.

    In otherwords, I am your dream: a tabula rasa. Where do I begin?

  4. dan

    January 7, 2008 - 3:55 pm

    Uf. Fine line between dream & nightmare, apparently. Your question is a primary concern for this blog but it won’t surface for a bit. Glad to know someone’ll be around when I get to it.

  5. jethro

    February 22, 2008 - 7:54 pm

    Cosine, I teach 7th grade English, too. Email me if you want, jethro dawt jones at gmail dawt com.