You’ll leave with at least 25 immediately implementable strategies & a list of the Black, Brown, Indigenous, queer, and disabled visualizers to follow as you work to become an ever better visualizer.
Your Dashboard Should Be a Webpage
That dashboard you’re developing? That one that’s cost hundreds of hours? Wanna know why it doesn’t have the leverage you thought it would?
The Right Tool for the Job
The most common question I get in my work, by far THE top question, is What software did you use to make that?
Slidedocs, Slide Handouts, and One-Pagers
When it’s time to present your data, you’ll succeed if you learn about these three methods of circulation: slidedocs, slide handouts, and one-pagers.
When a Bar is Boring
When a bar is boring, buy a round of tequila shots. LOL ok that might work at your neighborhood pub but your bar chart is gonna need something else.
What Makes a Good One Pager
Or webpage. Or dashboard. Any place where you’re assembling data and a message. You need 3 elements. Your one pager needs to be:
People are Meaning Makers
Every. single. part. of a visual will be interpreted and assigned meaning. Whether you like it or not. Which means we’d better get thoughtful about design.
Myth: The Data Speaks for Itself
The myth: Your job is to design a great study, analyze the data, and then share it. Preferably in a journal article. That others will have to pay to access.
Exploration vs Explanation
Explanation is where you tell the story in the data you saw during exploration to other people who are not explorers.
Fonts for Graphs
When it comes to your graphs, you need condensed fonts.
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