What to do with Charts - Make a Powerful Point
Charts are a problem. We’re always trying to display numbers and data, but it’s not easy to avoid a deluge of data. Thinking in terms of Evidence is good. If you believe this chart Visual Evidence is even better. If you’re… read more...
[Graphic] CO2 Emissions v. Vulnerability to Climate Change, by Nation - Blog
This data visualization compares the nations that contribute the most CO2 with the nations that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. To illustrate that concept, we’ve compared data which summarizes a country’s vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience, with data from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center.
The 6 Principles of Design
This infographic visualises the six guiding principles of Unity/Harmony, Balance, Hierarchy, Scale/Proportion, Dominance/Emphasis, Similarity & Contra
Choosing a good chart
Here's something we came up with to help you consider which chart to use. It was inspired by the table in Gene Zelazny's classic work Saying It With Charts (p. 27 in the 4th. ed) January 14, 2015 update: Check...
Revamping a Tired Data Table: A ‘Before’ and ‘After’ Reveal | Depict Data Studio
Guest blogger Mia Schmid shares how she revamped a tired data table into an easier to read and more engaging documents that communicates progress.
Why No One is Reading Your Report
Here’s the hard truth: Your report probably sucks. Mine sure did. The heart of your content is likely fine, maybe even helpful. But, if you are anything like the hundreds of reports I see every year, the entire set of cultural norms we have somehow developed around reporting is just setting us up for failure, […]
Public Speaking is Terrifying—6 Ways to Deliver Like a Pro
Congrats! You’re the keynote speaker at a mega conference. It’s months away and your palms are already sweating. Here's how to deliver your talk like you've done this all your life.
Web Chat: Share, Brag, Vent with Visitor Studies Association's Data Visualization + Reporting Focused Interest Group #DVR #DataViz #VSA Featuring discussion leaders: Kate Livingston, Lauren Wilson, and Claire Quimby
Capture Qualitative Data with Change Photos
Evergreen Data’s Jenny Lyons is back with more ideas for visualizing qualitative data. Engaging our audiences in the complex, intricate stories of our qualitative data can be difficult. Make qualitative comparisons come alive with change photos or graphics. The hurricane this past year in Puerto Rico left many devastated and without power, homes, and community. […]
#DayDohViz: Play-Doh as a Tool for Data Visualization | Depict Data Studio
Guest blogger Amy Cesal shares all the ways she used Play-Doh to approach data visualization as a way to participate in The 100 Day Project, a creativity project that requires making one thing, every day for 100 days.
A Year of Books and Data — Kuyumjian Consulting
Earlier this week I closed the cover on my 60th book of the year. I was updating my reading spreadsheet (yes...) and thought it would be fun to post about that this week. Specifically, I wanted to share out the dorky extent I took this hobby to last year... creating an infographic of everything I read in 2016.
Books Consumed in 2017 — Kuyumjian Consulting
It's no secret that I love reading. It, after eating, is my favorite hobby. A few years ago I started tracking my reading in a spreadsheet. Around the same time I was, professionally, getting into data visualization and trying to think about visual communications. It didn't take long for me to discover I had a fun data set to play with. Thus, my annual reading infographics were born... Here is everything I read in 2017.
I made another reading infographic... and it wasn't for me! — Kuyumjian Consulting
Many of my friends are avid readers and a few weeks ago a friend approached me about having a reading infographic of her own. I took her up on the offer and used as a chance to play with creating visuals in Excel’s sheets and cells only. It was a fun, surprising challenge.