Anyone Can Do Graphic Design, Even You

Anyone Can Do Graphic Design, Even You

This is the kind of post you either love or hate. You hate it if you are a graphic designer. When graphic designers are in my workshops, they usually spend the first part nodding their heads in passionate agreement because I’m educating their research team on things...
Don’t Visualize

Don’t Visualize

Here’s the deal: People primarily look at pictures. That’s why we visualize data – to get people to look at it. But if we waste the short amount of attention people are willing to extend to us by showing them visuals that don’t convey a point, we quickly teach them to...
Evergreen Collections

Evergreen Collections

The end of August marks an important moment for me because it is when I quit my salaried job to work on data visualization and design full time. 5 years! It remains one of my best decisions. So, I like to celebrate it with you. Last year, I launched the Evergreen Data...
Visualizing Not Applicable or Missing Data

Visualizing Not Applicable or Missing Data

Yes, I know the jig is up. All of my examples in books and workshops are pretty tidy, as if every response options was addressed by every single respondent. The truth is that life and data collection are messy. How can we show that different questions have different...
Color Psychology

Color Psychology

As I usually do in my workshops, I talked to a group in Warsaw, Poland about how we should use color intentionally in our data visualization and that, in fact, the color choice itself can help us tell our story. I prepared a little activity around this issue, in which...