Archive for Sharing and Using Data

Color-Coding to Make Dense Information Feel Less Complicated

Color-Coding to Make Dense Information Feel Less Complicated

Last week, a workshop participant asked me who I hired to design my materials. At first, I thought she was joking. When she assured me that she wasn’t making fun of me, and that she loved my design, I taught the participants these simple techniques. Here’s…

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What Type of Handouts Will Accompany Your Presentation?

What Type of Handouts Will Accompany Your Presentation?

Some of you are responsible for writing formal reports for external audiences, and all the dissemination strategies that go along with formal reports, like press releases and transmittal letters. And some of you are responsible for sharing information with internal audiences, which typically happens in…

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Traditional Table for the Report, Heat Table for the Presentation

Traditional Table for the Report, Heat Table for the Presentation

Back in college I was so obsessed with data that I voluntarily wrote a 66-page thesis about adolescent development. The “Before” Version: Data Table in the Research Report My paper was filled with these: A major piece in the data visualization puzzle is understanding your…

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Developing a One-Page Annual Report

Developing a One-Page Annual Report

At a recent Board of Directors meeting: “I think I’ll design a one-page annual report for the Washington Evaluators!”   Draft 1 At the meeting: “Which metrics would we include? Maybe stats about the number of members, number of events held, brown bag topics….?” Look closely,…

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I Present Today, but I Lost My Voice! What Do I Do? [Guest Post by Isaac D. Castillo]

I Present Today, but I Lost My Voice! What Do I Do? [Guest Post by Isaac D. Castillo]

You’ve taken great care to visualize your data and prep for your big conference presentation… until disaster strikes. Get back in the game with today’s post from Isaac Castillo. –Ann   I present today, but I lost my voice! What do I do? By Isaac…

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