Easy, Simple One Page Handout

Easy, Simple One Page Handout

Few things are more tragic than excellent non-profits doing great work to help struggling families but can’t tell their story effectively. In this blog post, I’m going to step you through the redesign of a one page handout I created for my clients at the...
Interactive Heat Maps

Interactive Heat Maps

Hello friends, this is Jenny Lyons here. I’m back for another discussion of qualitative data visualization. I have something fun and exciting to show you today: interactive heat maps. One of the most common ways to analyze qualitative data is through thematic coding....
The 1-3-25 Reporting Model

The 1-3-25 Reporting Model

It’s time to talk about how a highly visual, well-formatted recommendations page doesn’t have much impact when it is buried on page 104. This is how we make reporting less cumbersome, particularly in a digital reporting era. Of course your reporting will probably...
The Wrong Kind of White Space

The Wrong Kind of White Space

Long-ish reports are probably never going away entirely, so let’s make them suitable for a digital reading age. In the olden days, when we printed reports, they often had extra blank pages at the front and back. It probably gave printed materials a sense of...
Adding Confidence Intervals to a Dot Plot

Adding Confidence Intervals to a Dot Plot

Evergreen Data Visualization Academy member Dana McGuire recently wrote me to ask about her dot plot. She said, “Would there be a way to show the bar or confidence interval somewhere? I have gotten positive feedback on the look of the graph overall, but it is a...
How to Show Ranking Data in Excel

How to Show Ranking Data in Excel

Danielle, a member of my Evergreen Data Visualization Academy, submitted a question to our monthly Office Hours webinar about how to show ranking data. She sent this survey question: There are eight categories below.  Rank each item to continue to the next page.  Rank...
Where to Start and End Your Y-Axis Scale

Where to Start and End Your Y-Axis Scale

The Y-Axis Debate is one of the most hotly discussed among cool data nerds, like me and my friends. Going out for drinks with me is either a blast or a bore, depending on your nerd level. So let me clarify the parameters of the debate, including where nerds mainly...
Guest Post: Visualizing Regression Effectively

Guest Post: Visualizing Regression Effectively

Updated Note from Stephanie: This blog post generated a lot of discussion. Some of that is in the comments here, some of that has been deleted, some of it came from Twitter and via my inbox. Be sure to read the comments to get a sense of the critique. At the bottom of...