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The Simplification & Emphasis Approach to Editing Graphs

The Simplification & Emphasis Approach to Editing Graphs

I teach about data visualization a lot. And it basically comes down to two techniques: simplification and emphasis. Here’s a default graph with fictional data: First, simplify the graph. Remove the border. Remove the horizontal grid lines. Remove the vertical axis. Remove the legend. Remove…

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Who Knew Data Visualization Could Be So Easy?

Who Knew Data Visualization Could Be So Easy?

For the record, I had no clue that data visualization could be easy. As someone who’d spent two years working to understand and improve an organizational dashboard (not to mention an evaluation process), perhaps I should have known better. My assumption, for whatever reason, was…

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Introducing the Data Visualization Checklist

Introducing the Data Visualization Checklist

This post has been a long time coming. Stephanie Evergreen and I knew some time ago that evaluators and social scientists had a thirst for better graphs, a clear understanding of why better graphs were necessary, but they lacked efficient guidance on how, exactly, to make…

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The Data Visualization Design Process: Seven Steps for Beginners

The Data Visualization Design Process: Seven Steps for Beginners

Does data visualization leave you feeling like this? If so, this beginner-level post is for you!   Data visualization requires two skill sets: technical skills to create visualizations in a software program and critical thinking skills to match your visualization to your audience’s information needs,…

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