Tag archive for Public Health

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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From Geek to Chic: The Progression of an Infographic

From Geek to Chic: The Progression of an Infographic

I met Sara Holcombe while giving a talk in Atlanta last year. I’m so glad to be sharing her work with you, too. –Ann   About eight months ago I was given a brief for an infographic about different plagues and outbreaks that have reached…

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How to Find Your Custom Color Codes with a Style Guide (and Decode the Jargon)

How to Find Your Custom Color Codes with a Style Guide (and Decode the Jargon)

“Ann, which colors should I use in my graphs?” You should start with your organization’s existing color palette. Consultants, I suggest using your client’s palette, not your own. Show that you’ve gone the extra mile in customizing your work especially for them. This is one…

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