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...
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...