Creating a Community through Graphs

Sep 14th, 2021 / Data Visualization
Maddison Staszkiewicz is a Depict Data Studio student and evaluator. She was part of the 2020 Great Graphs: Excel How-To’s cohort and is sharing her experiences with us. She especially loved the community of the course which helped her to learn new techniques, perspectives, gain valuable feedback and much more.
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Escaping the Bar Chart

Jun 8th, 2021 / Data Visualization
Bar charts aren’t evil. But they’re overused. I talked about Designs to Start Using Instead at the DataScienceGO conference in April 2021. We talked about my three favorite techniques for exploratory data visualization– spark lines, data bars and heat tables– and then I gave them some different options for maps. Are you ready to escape the bar chart?
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What’s Missing from Your Organization’s Social Media Posts?

Oct 6th, 2020 / Data Visualization
Guest blogger Amelia Kohm shares what’s missing from your social media posts. She shares that she sees a lot of grainy, low resolution photos that are oddly cropped, stock images or worst of all- no image. Amelia walks you through four data visualizations to start including in your social media posts to help them stand out and get noticed.
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Taking Federal Grant Data from Dull to Dynamite with Custom Visualizations

If you’ve ever worked with publicly available government data, you probably know the headache and eye strain that comes with trying to make sense of a huge spreadsheet. Guest author Megan Johanson explains how you can easily create a customized chart that will make your federal grant data conversations a breeze. Megan Johanson is the Data Analytics and Insights Manager at the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio. She’s also a student in Depict Data Studio’s hybrid synchronous/asynchronous training program.
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