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Axis Labels, Numeric Labels, or Both? Line Graph Styles to Consider

Axis Labels, Numeric Labels, or Both? Line Graph Styles to Consider

Data visualization is more about strategic thinking than about following steadfast rules. Take a simple line graph, for example. How will you label your line graph? With vertical axis labels and light gray grid lines? With labels directly above or on top of the data…

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How Many Decimal Places Are Helpful?

How Many Decimal Places Are Helpful?

How many decimal places does your graph actually need? 2, 1 or 0 decimal places? Most of my projects are in the social sciences. Social science measurement is not exact. We’re often creating instruments and tools from scratch to gather information. There are no rulers,…

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Getting the Attention of Your Audiences

Getting the Attention of Your Audiences

In this photo, everyone, including the baby, appears to be paying attention to the person sitting in the center. Rakesh took this photo in 2007 when he visited his village in India where he spent first two years of his life.  This was his first…

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The Data Visualization Design Process: Seven Steps for Beginners

The Data Visualization Design Process: Seven Steps for Beginners

Does data visualization leave you feeling like this? If so, this beginner-level post is for you!   Data visualization requires two skill sets: technical skills to create visualizations in a software program and critical thinking skills to match your visualization to your audience’s information needs,…

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The Webinar Command Center: Give Better Webinars by Organizing Your Physical Space

The Webinar Command Center: Give Better Webinars by Organizing Your Physical Space

Dataviz is great, but only goes so far if you can’t show it well during a live presentation or webinar. In February I tweeted this image of Johanna Morariu and I getting ready to give an Innovation Network webinar. I jokingly referred to our conference…

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