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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How Data Visualization Supports Decision Making

Sep 10th, 2014 / Data Visualization
The only thing I love more than analyzing research data is analyzing personal finance data. Not too long ago, a friend was trying to decide whether to continue renting his current apartment or to purchase a similarly-sized condominium. I couldn’t make the decision for him, but I could help him crunch the numbers.
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Introducing the Data Visualization Checklist

May 14th, 2014 / Data Visualization
This post has been a long time coming. Stephanie Evergreen and I knew some time ago that evaluators and social scientists had a thirst for better graphs, a clear understanding of why better graphs were necessary, but they lacked efficient guidance on how, exactly, to make a graph better. So we’re happy to introduce the data visualization checklist.
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