During this 60-minute webinar, we’ll discuss data visualization best practices, such as:
Reducing chart clutter by adjusting borders, grid lines, and tick marks;
Labeling your data points and axes;
Choosing the appropriate amount of decimal places;
Ensuring that your text size is hierarchical and readable;
Matching visualization colors to your nonprofit’s and/or funder’s logo;
Highlighting key findings with deeper, saturated colors;
Selecting text colors that sufficiently contrast with your background; and
Writing titles, subtitles, and annotations that summarize desired takeaway messages.
We’ll go through several real-life remakes so you can see how these principles transform cluttered graphs into great communication tools. We’ll also pause a few times during the webinar for hands-on practice within Microsoft Excel. For example, after we discuss text legibility, you’ll transform hard-to-read diagonal text into easier-to-read horizontal text. Then, after we discuss color palettes, you’ll apply custom RGB codes to your own graph. Materials for hands-on practice will be shared with registrants a couple days before the webinar.
Date and Time
The webinar will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 1 – 2 pm Eastern (2 – 3 pm Central).
Kudos for the Design Principles Webinar
“This was an AMAZING webinar… The webinar gave me tips to implement immediately and inspiration to how to change things over time (especially as I become more proficient in creating new charts).”
“Ann was amazing! This was one of the best webinars I’ve attended.”
“I will never write a proposal even in the same way. Now back to writing my proposal with some visuals!”
Thx to @annkemery: great webinar on best practices in #datavisualization. Practical ideas; inspiration. Thx @GreenHeronInfo, @AIIP
— Cathy Chiba (@cathychiba) November 18, 2014
@AnnKEmery Great AIIP webinar already only 15 minutes in! Thanks. — Jan Knight (@britgaljan) November 18, 2014
Hosted by Data Analysts for Social Good, Open to All
Data Analysts for Social Good is a learning community for nonprofit professionals. Data Analysts for Social Good has hosted conferences, seminars, online trainings, and happy hours. The group has grown to include hundreds from around the world and several hundred people are attending the Do Good Data 2015 conference in Chicago.
Register at http://dataanalystsforsocialgood.com/ beginning in Summer 2015.
Ann K. Emery equips organizations to visualize data more effectively. Within the past year alone, she has led more than 60 professional development trainings for more than 2,800 participants around the globe. Her design consultancy also overhauls graphs, publications, and slideshows with the goal of making data-heavy reports easier to digest for non-technical audiences. Recent clients include the United Nations, Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, and dozens of professional societies, associations, foundations, and nonprofits.