Neutral Isn’t Neutral

Neutral Isn’t Neutral

When you are asking your survey respondents to report their feelings or sentiments, it can make sense to provide a neutral response option. Sometimes. Other times I think we provide that option just because we think we should, because of convention. Dr. Sheila B....
Asked and Answered: Visualizing Ranking Data

Asked and Answered: Visualizing Ranking Data

This blog post is part of a series called Asked and Answered, about writing great survey questions and visualizing the results with high impact graphs. Dr. Sheila B. Robinson is authoring the Asked series, on writing great questions. Dr. Stephanie Evergreen is...
You Probably Need Gridlines

You Probably Need Gridlines

A while back, I published a blog post on how Better Charts Tell Clearer Stories, in which I made over some breast cancer data from Komen into this graph: and when I posted this image on Instagram, someone commented that they didn’t understand why I had used...
Asked and Answered: Visualizing Rating Data

Asked and Answered: Visualizing Rating Data

This blog post is part of a series called Asked and Answered, about writing great survey questions and visualizing the results with high impact graphs. Dr. Sheila B. Robinson is authoring the Asked series, on writing great questions. Dr. Stephanie Evergreen is...
Announcing The Graph Guide Program

Announcing The Graph Guide Program

Have you ever signed up for an online course with really good intentions, only to find yourself barely checking in a couple months later? In the Graph Guide program, we will not let you fade away. When you commit to the Graph Guide program, you earn a certification in...
2020 Evergreen Mentoring Program

2020 Evergreen Mentoring Program

This past year, I wrote an article that required all the vulnerability and bravery I had that whole month. It was about being a woman in data visualization and some (just some) of the shit that has come with it. It was exhausting to recall the experiences I discussed...
What? So What? Now What?

What? So What? Now What?

People who are short on time (i.e., most everyone) have these three questions on their mind, in this order. What’s going on? What does this mean to me? What are we (actually, YOU) going to do about it? The shorthand way of structuring that storyline: What, So What,...