The 30-3-1 Approach with Unlimited Visual Appendices: The Bare Minimum for Designing Reports that Actually Inform Decisions

Jul 6th, 2021 / Reports
Want to design reports that actually inform decisions? With software you already have?? Nobody wants to pour blood, sweat, and tears into a document that sits on a dusty shelf. I recently gave a presentation where I shared about the 30-3-1 approach to reporting, which is the bare minimum for designing useful reports. And now I want to share it with you.
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3 Common Reporting Hurdles—and How to Overcome Them

Jun 22nd, 2021 / Reports
I work with a lot of different groups — government, universities, foundations, nonprofits, for-profits, etc. Every organization has a little bit different communication style… but they all have one thing in common: everyone has reports of one kind or another. I spoke with Alli Torban on her podcast, Data Viz Today to share 3 common reporting hurdles I see and how to overcome them.
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Can Your Dataviz Have an Influence on School Reopening Plans?

Our organizations collect all this data—through surveys, assessments, interviews, and so on—and then what? The default: The data just sits there inside a Dusty Shelf Report. But what if your data could actually inform real-life decisions? I recently sat down with Vivian Jefferson from Loudoun County Public Schools, a growing district in the Washington, D.C. metro area who shared that her graphs had been featured on the news (!!!).
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Three Ways Intentional Data Viz Has Elevated My Work

Sep 26th, 2019 / Data Visualization, Reports
Are your dot plots due for an update? Do they depict the data in a positive and easy-to-understand way? Kathy Dowell shares how to spruce up your dot plots so that your audience is engaged and going away informed. She highlights that your report cover makes all the difference in engaging your audience or your report landing on a shelf unread. Kathy, a student of Ann’s, shares how being enrolled in Ann’s courses was just the inspiration she needed to take her work to the next level.
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How to Take Your Data Visualization Skills to the Next Level

Enrollment is open for ‘Great Graphs: Transform Spreadsheets into Stories’! Not only does the course include 200 hours of training, 20 hours of videos, and 18+ guest experts, but I am offering bonus material this time around! Enroll in this course and take your data visualization to the next level. We’ll go over everything from choosing the right chart for your presentation to how to use psychology to fully captivate your audience. Enrollment ends on October 1, 2019.
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