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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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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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A Two-Hour Turnaround: How to Transform a Text-Heavy Report into a Visual-Lite Report

A Two-Hour Turnaround: How to Transform a Text-Heavy Report into a Visual-Lite Report

Most of my early reports looked exactly like this: a few pages of 11-point font and some bullet points here and there. Except… Mine were way worse! I loved to write 100 pages of 11-point font and bullet points instead of these four summarized pages….

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Seven Tips for Formatting Tableau Dashboards: What We’ve Learned from Designing Dashboards at NASAA

Seven Tips for Formatting Tableau Dashboards: What We’ve Learned from Designing Dashboards at NASAA

I met Patricia Mullaney-Loss this spring and was excited to hear how Patricia and her colleagues are thinking carefully about the dashboards they design for their end users. Today, Patricia is sharing her top seven tips for designing visualizations in Tableau. Enjoy! –Ann Tableau dashboard…

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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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