Let me add three new qualitative data visualization ideas to your library: Placement Maps, Timeline Ticks, and Sliders.
We never hide data, we just don’t blast it at our audience as soon as they sit down. Here are a few ways you can answer expected follow up questions using Details on Demand.
Your boss has high hopes but a lot going on, so needs you to keep to a tight five. Long enough to say what needs to be said but short enough to preserve schedules and stay on agenda.
When your storytelling structure starts with the bottom line, decision-makers can do their job. Otherwise, you’re asking decision-makers to become analysts.
If your data involves years / quarters / months / weeks / you see where I’m heading with this, you’ve got a story about change over time. What’s the best way to visualize that data?
What has changed the most in the past 10 to 15 years about what we teach people about presenting data? What used to be good ideas but aren’t any longer?
“I want to better understand how to communicate data driven results with a wide range of audiences (from peers to senior level).” Get a free tool to help.
There’s not much meaning in the single number data communication strategy. And without meaning, there’s nothing for our hearts and brains to hook into.
Henceforth I’m calling for a ban on pie charts in annual reports. The ban will be lifted when a company is able to credit a data viz designer (even an internal one) as a contributor to the report.