Are Viewers Expecting a Story? Lightning Talk from the DATAcated Expo

Jan 11th, 2022 / Data Visualization
How do you modify a graph so that it’s just right for your audience? Surely a group of scientists will need something different from a group of policymakers. Some audiences adore data. Others don’t. Some audiences have plenty of time. Others don’t. In this blog post, you’ll learn about: the differences between default, traditional, and storytelling graphs; which techniques can help you tell a story with data (e.g., dark colors); and when to use each type of graph.
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Visualizing COVID-19 Data Responsibly: An Interview with Amanda Makulec

May 12th, 2020 / Data Visualization
In April, I sat down with Amanda Makulec, one of my longtime data an evaluation friends, to learn about visualizing COVID-19 responsibly. Amanda is the Data Visualization Capability Lead at Excella; a co-organizer for Dataviz DC; and the Operations Director for the Data Visualization Society (DVS). She’s also one of the most knowledgeable people around when it comes to visualizing COVID-19 data.
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