Consolidate Redundant Tables and Graphs

We’ve all encountered redundant tables and graphs: You see a table. And then you see a graph nearby. You scan the table, and then you scan the graph, and then you scan the table again, zig-zagging your eyes around the screen and trying to figure out whether the table and graph are telling you the same information or whether they’re about two different topics entirely. Redundancies steal precious time from our days and force us to read two visuals instead of one—the table and the graph—when all we need is a single well-designed graph.
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Introducing Depict Data Studio

Oct 10th, 2018 / Data Visualization
Five years ago, as I was working full-time and doing graduate school at night, I was also bombarded with requests for data consulting projects. “Too bad I can’t take on any of these great projects,” I complained to my husband. “Someday, when we’re 65 and retire, I’ll take on some of these interesting projects.” “Why not quit your job and start your own company now?” he wondered. That was five years ago and now I’m proud to introduce Depict Data Studio!
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How to Declutter Your Cluttered Stacked Bars

I have a love-hate relationship with stacked bars charts. They’re a great way to show part-to-whole patterns (like an easier-to-read pie chart). But, like pie charts, they feel overwhelming once we add a bunch of different categories. Are they the worst chart of all time? Perhaps. Here’s how to make stacked bar charts more bearable.
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Five Simple Steps to Creating Home Visiting DataViz

Here’s our second post about visualizing data for the National Home Visiting Resource Center. Here’s our second post about visualizing data for the National Home Visiting Resource Center. It’s intimidating to sit in front of a blank screen and try to start developing your report, infographic, or dashboard from scratch. What data sources will you include? How will you analyze the data? What type of graph will best present your results?
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