three tips for storytelling with qualitative data

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.

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#SWDchallenge: scatterplot!

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!

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September #SWDchallenge recap: MAKEOVER edition

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.

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animating data

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.

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#SWDchallenge: how would YOU makeover this graph?

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.

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