When a bar is boring, buy a round of tequila shots. LOL ok that might work at your neighborhood pub but your bar chart is gonna need something else.
Or webpage. Or dashboard. Any place where you’re assembling data and a message. You need 3 elements. Your one pager needs to be:
Every. single. part. of a visual will be interpreted and assigned meaning. Whether you like it or not. Which means we’d better get thoughtful about design.
The myth: Your job is to design a great study, analyze the data, and then share it. Preferably in a journal article. That others will have to pay to access.
Explanation is where you tell the story in the data you saw during exploration to other people who are not explorers.
Wanna learn about my favorites? Adding these visuals to your knowledge bank will give you new ways to tell stories and get people engaged with your data.
Tell me if this sounds familiar. Back when I was at the university, doing research full time, we’d produce reports where the front contained all our quantitative results and the back held our qualitative findings. We coulda been talking about the same themes in both sections but it was up…
When I was in middle school, a cool girl invited me to her birthday party at the country club. I wanted to impress, so bad. This was not my place. These were not my people. But I was gonna try. So, after luscious cupcakes, I climbed the ladder at…