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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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How to Transform Your Slideshow’s Bullet Points into Images

How to Transform Your Slideshow’s Bullet Points into Images

A few weeks ago, I showed you how to transform allllllllll of your presentation’s information into just a few main chunks. You can visually chunk information by creating divider slides and by using consistent colors and icons: The previous post focused on divider slides. This…

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How to Visually Structure Your Presentation Around Key Points

How to Visually Structure Your Presentation Around Key Points

There’s nothing worse than presentations that drone on without a clear message. You know the feeling: You’re sitting in the audience at a conference. The speaker goes on and on. And on. And on. Later, someone asks what you learned from the presentation. You remember…

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How to Objectively Measure Text Readability (and Lower Your Graph’s Reading Level)

How to Objectively Measure Text Readability (and Lower Your Graph’s Reading Level)

If viewers can’t read your graph, why bother making it? Accessibility is at the top of my priority list. A lot of things go into a data visualization’s readability, including: the graph type you select (3D exploding pie charts with 999 slices are inherently hard…

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When Your Graph Is Too Smooshed to Read

When Your Graph Is Too Smooshed to Read

You want to display a lot of historical data–great! But sometimes we have so many points in time that our graph’s labels get smooshy. In this post, I’ll show you a before/after data visualization makeover in which we selectively labeled a few key milestones in…

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