Do you find yourself needing to communicating with qualitative data? This post discusses three best practices when communicating with qualitative data—effectively using color, reducing text and considering if audience needs quantitative context—and illustrates through example.Read More
Fall public workshops are in full swing! The public workshop is one of my favorite parts of my work: individuals from all sorts of different companies and industries come together for a day, excited to learn and discuss a topic I’m super passionate about—visualizing and telling stories with data.
We’ve had energetic groups in San Francisco and Milwaukee in the past two weeks and will have sessions in the coming weeks in NYC and London (still some space left in London!).
These 1-day workshops expand on the content in storytelling with data: a data visualization guide for business professionals, giving participants the opportunity to discuss and practice applying core lessons (understand the context, choose an appropriate display, identify & eliminate clutter, focus attention, and tell a story). Concepts are illustrated through numerous new examples. We have a ton of fun in a creativity-inspiring space. We eat good food. We give away neat swag. Attendees get a chance to ask me their questions and meet others who may be experiencing similar challenges or have success stories and strategies to share.
I’m very excited to announce my Q1 2019 public workshop schedule, which includes some brand new locations (Down Under!):
I’ll be available for limited custom workshops in these cities in the days around the public workshops. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a potential session for your team or organization.
Public workshop space is limited and they usually sell out, so reserve your spot soon. Hope to see you in 2019!
October’s challenge is to create a scatterplot. We encourage you to make your scatters accessible with clear titling labeling and reference lines where appropriate. We also welcome the variations of connected scatterplots and bubblegraphs. Click for more details and examples!Read More
We had a record participation in September with 96 people sharing their makeovers of the dual pie chart visual. Submissions ranged from slopegraphs to bar charts to dot plots and beyond. Click the link below to see the full recap post, including each submission and related commentary.Read More
When presenting live, you have a ton of opportunity to build a graph or a story piece by piece for your audience. Check out the 90-second video in this post illustrating an example of how we do this at storytelling with data.Read More
September's challenge was a slightly different flavor of the makeover theme: how would readers make over this dual pie chart visual? We challenged you to apply data storytelling best practices and a thoughtful critique in improving this visual. Expand the full post for more detail.Read More