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Home Visiting Dataviz: Three Steps to Making a Good Graph Great

Home Visiting Dataviz: Three Steps to Making a Good Graph Great

Whether you’re visiting a web site or a listening to a presentation, you’ve probably thought about data visualization as a helpful way to digest complex information. At its best, “data viz” communicates data simply and efficiently using a combination of graphs, graphics, and other forms…

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It’s Not You, It’s Me: When You Realize Your Reports, Not Your Readers, Are the Problem

It’s Not You, It’s Me: When You Realize Your Reports, Not Your Readers, Are the Problem

I met Audrey Loper in 2017 while teaching a data visualization workshop to her grantees. Her data visualization progress after that workshop has been phenomenal. Keep up the good work, Audrey! A few years ago, I found myself in a frustrating predicament. I was writing…

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Avoiding Diagonal Text in Your Charts

Avoiding Diagonal Text in Your Charts

I’ve been building portfolios of my work for a while. Over the past year or so I’ve been building an online portfolio of speaking and writing engagements. Before that, I collected paper copies of reports I worked on: Before The great sobering thing about portfolios is that you…

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New-ish Charts for Evaluation

New-ish Charts for Evaluation

You know the drill: Better charts = better communication = better understanding = better decision making. Whether you’re trying to highlight the most important findings, simplify that lengthy report, or just get someone to open your report in the first place, charts can be one…

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