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.
So what do you do if your audience is asking you to show all the data? Here are a few solid ideas plus one key question to ask.
Of course your chart arsenal includes your trusty bars & scatters. Add these 3 to your mix to gain clarity, get more eyeballs, be better understood.
You’ll leave with at least 25 immediately implementable strategies & a list of the Black, Brown, Indigenous, queer, and disabled visualizers to follow as you work to become an ever better visualizer.
That dashboard you’re developing? That one that’s cost hundreds of hours? Wanna know why it doesn’t have the leverage you thought it would?
The most common question I get in my work, by far THE top question, is What software did you use to make that?