Heat Table How-To in Excel
Follow this 3-step process to automatically color-code your cells.
Six Alternatives to the Clustered Bar Chart
Avoid this overused chart by designing alternatives like slope charts, dot plots, and more.
Traditional Table for the Report, Heat Table for the Presentation
My report's appendices are full of traditional data tables, but please, let's spruce things up a little for in-person presentations.
Visualization in 2015
New Year's resolutions to further your data development.
Developing a One-Page Annual Report
Watch the behind-the-scenes design process as this report evolves from a rough sketch into a finished product.
The Best Visualization Tool of All Time
It's your brain! Your brain is the only computer that can decide which patterns to emphasize and which to hide, like this line chart vs. slope chart decision.

From the Blog

Design principles, essential charts, how-tos, and more on the blog.

Which Chart is Best for My Data?

Explore the Essentials, an interactive chart choosing tool.

Project Portfolio

View excerpts from my latest presentations and read guest blog posts in my portfolio.

Video Tutorials

Data analysis strategies, spreadsheet secrets, and charting tips.