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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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When Your Graph Is Too Smooshed to Read

When Your Graph Is Too Smooshed to Read

You want to display a lot of historical data–great! But sometimes we have so many points in time that our graph’s labels get smooshy. In this post, I’ll show you a before/after data visualization makeover in which we selectively labeled a few key milestones in…

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How to Visualize Workshop Evaluation Results

How to Visualize Workshop Evaluation Results

I give dozens of workshops, webinars, and conference keynotes each year. Which means I receive dozens of evaluation surveys each year. After my sessions, the clients who sponsored the workshop ask their participants to rate my session. Sometimes the satisfaction surveys are electronic. Other times, the satisfaction…

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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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