Archive for Data Visualization

Five Simple Steps to Creating Home Visiting Dataviz

Five Simple Steps to Creating Home Visiting Dataviz

I provide data visualization expertise to the National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC). Earlier this year, I wrote a guest blog on making good graphs great. Here’s our second post about visualizing data for the National Home Visiting Resource Center. It’s intimidating to sit in…

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How to Visualize Demographic Data: From Boring Bullet Points into Great Graphs

How to Visualize Demographic Data: From Boring Bullet Points into Great Graphs

Have you heard?? My third online course, Great Graphs, is open for enrollment! The course includes 20 hours of video lessons, plus the option to join monthly “office hours” group webinars, plus the option of meeting with me one-on-one to makeover your own visualizations. The…

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Great Graphs: 20 Hours of Data Visualization Lessons over 12 Months with 14 Instructors

Great Graphs: 20 Hours of Data Visualization Lessons over 12 Months with 14 Instructors

As I head into my fifth year of running my own data design company, I’ve got some exciting news to share: Today, I’m launching Great Graphs, which is my third online course! This course is about classic data visualization principles, practical software how-tos, and advanced…

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Reenvisioning a University’s Annual Report with Saturation, Annotations, and Icons

Reenvisioning a University’s Annual Report with Saturation, Annotations, and Icons

Last fall I had the honor of keynoting the Southeastern Library Assessment’s Conference in Atlanta. We talked about a few data visualization principles, like showcasing your takeaway message with dark colors and clear text. Then, we worked together to transform the graphs, dashboards, and reports…

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#DayDohViz: Play-Doh as a Tool for Data Visualization

#DayDohViz: Play-Doh as a Tool for Data Visualization

I often write about practical software how-tos. But at my core, I’m software-agnostic. I don’t care which software program you choose. I’ve seen stellar visualizations in good ol’ Excel and downright embarrassing visualizations in fancier software programs whose salespeople pretend that their software is a…

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