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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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How to Objectively Measure Text Readability (and Lower Your Graph’s Reading Level)

How to Objectively Measure Text Readability (and Lower Your Graph’s Reading Level)

If viewers can’t read your graph, why bother making it? Accessibility is at the top of my priority list. A lot of things go into a data visualization’s readability, including: the graph type you select (3D exploding pie charts with 999 slices are inherently hard…

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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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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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