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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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Behind the Scenes: TechnoServe’s 2016 Impact Report

Behind the Scenes: TechnoServe’s 2016 Impact Report

When TechnoServe’s Kate Scaife Diaz reached out to see if I could consult on their 2016 Impact Report, I jumped at the opportunity. This report went through dozens of drafts, some of which you may see in future posts. There are several things to love…

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Giving Your Tableau Visualizations a Makeover: Custom Fonts

Giving Your Tableau Visualizations a Makeover: Custom Fonts

Whether you are using Tableau, Excel, or any other visualization tool, you will come across defaults. The problem with using something right out of the can is that it often does not speak directly to your audience. Your investment in a visualization speaks to your…

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Transforming a Table: Four Charts and Four Different Stories

Transforming a Table: Four Charts and Four Different Stories

A few weeks ago I gave the keynote speech at the Alabama Power Foundation’s Elevate conference for several hundred of their grantees and partners. What a day! As part of the most-practical-keynote-you’ve-ever-heard emphasis, we included makeovers from the grantees’ real projects. In case it’s useful…

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Will You Present the Data As-Is, or Tell a Story?

Will You Present the Data As-Is, or Tell a Story?

Viewer considerations are key: What type of information do your viewers need to see? What information do they already have? What information are they expecting? How many points in time should be included? Will you present aggregated or disaggregated findings? How long do you anticipate…

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