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Research-based design guidelines for reports, slides, and data visualizations. Download Stephanie’s popular Evaluation Report Layout Checklist based on her dissertation. For slideshows, review this checklist Stephanie made for the Potent Presentations Initiative. New release! The Data Visualization Checklist will rock your world.

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Guest Post: Getting Started with Graphic Recording

Guest Post: Getting Started with Graphic Recording

By Lydia Hooper, Fountain Visual Communications Data visualization professionals often focus on numbers, helping to tell the story of what, when, where, and how much. But more often than not organizations first need to better understand the why and how. Before there...

Qualitative Chart Chooser 3.0

Qualitative Chart Chooser 3.0

Stephanie's Note: A year-ish ago, we released our qualitative chart chooser and we loved it to pieces but, like most things in life, we immediately wanted to change some things. We collaborated with some researchers steeped in qualitative data collection and analysis...

Book to Read: Innovative Evaluation Reporting

Book to Read: Innovative Evaluation Reporting

When I first started talking about presenting data effectively, Kylie Hutchinson came up to me in her bad ass black leather jacket and said if I needed a mentor, she was available. That's how cool she is. When I talk about how effective it can be to introduce the...

Announcing! Kauffman Foundation Evaluation Report Guidance

Announcing! Kauffman Foundation Evaluation Report Guidance

The folks at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation are serious about investing in the greater good and equally as serious about making sure those dollars have an impact. To that end, the hire organizations to investigate and evaluate what's going on in Kauffman-funded...