Announcing The Interactive Data Visualization Checklist

If you’ve been anywhere near the world of graph making in the past several years, at some point someone probably sent you the Data Visualization Checklist, developed first in 2014 by me and Ann Emery. We built the checklist based on the best available research I was seeing via…

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Should You Make an Infographic Resume?

A family member works in IT at a large corporation. She recently forwarded me this resume they received for a job opening. Apparently, it had been passed around the interview committee with the subject line “Best/Worst Resume Ever?”. I personally liked this one for the fact that I know…

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Announcing: The Evergreen Mentoring Program

I can’t stop thinking about Harvey Weinstein. And as soon as I think of him, I remember all of the times I’ve been intimidated, harassed, undermined, or overlooked because I am a woman. With a deep breath, here are a couple of those experiences. When I was a graduate student,…

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My 2017 Personal Annual Report

Every year at Evergreen Data continues to be the best year ever. When I was younger, I knew my dream job would include meaningful work, awesome people, data, writing, and travel. I just didn’t know at the time how to put all of those things together in one place. Thank…

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Guest Post: Getting Started with Graphic Recording

By Lydia Hooper, Fountain Visual Communications Data visualization professionals often focus on numbers, helping to tell the story of what, when, where, and how much. But more often than not organizations first need to better understand the why and how. Before there is a need to communicate key insights from…

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Qualitative Chart Chooser 3.0

Stephanie’s Note: A year-ish ago, we released our qualitative chart chooser and we loved it to pieces but, like most things in life, we immediately wanted to change some things. We collaborated with some researchers steeped in qualitative data collection and analysis to rethink the chart chooser and released…

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Book to Read: Innovative Evaluation Reporting

When I first started talking about presenting data effectively, Kylie Hutchinson came up to me in her bad ass black leather jacket and said if I needed a mentor, she was available. That’s how cool she is. When I talk about how effective it can be to introduce the element…

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Announcing! Kauffman Foundation Evaluation Report Guidance

The folks at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation are serious about investing in the greater good and equally as serious about making sure those dollars have an impact. To that end, the hire organizations to investigate and evaluate what’s going on in Kauffman-funded programs. Those organizations apply the most appropriate…

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How to Make Dumbbell Dot Plots in Excel

Data visualization is so cool because it helps you see things that would otherwise take a looooooot of effort. Here’s an example. Some very sweet clients in Maricopa County, Arizona (that’s the greater Phoenix area, friends) had a habit of presenting super important data in the most hard to digest…

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