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,...
Calling the Data Viz Curious

Calling the Data Viz Curious

Ever spot those gorgeous graphs in the New York Times or the Washington Post and wish you could make them? You can. And you don’t need fancy software to do it. Good graphs, at their core, are based on a few fundamental principles of data visualization design, a...
Decade of Data Viz

Decade of Data Viz

Well, that just flew by. Ten years ago, I was in the throes of writing my dissertation on Presenting Data Effectively, knowing I had focused on a topic that the world was hungry for, even if they didn’t know it yet. I had collected enough literature and data to know...