A Two-Hour Turnaround: How to Transform a Text-Heavy Report into a Visual-Lite Report

Aug 7th, 2018 / Reports
Most of my early reports looked exactly like this: a few pages of 11-point font and some bullet points here and there. Except… Mine were way worse! I loved to write 100 pages of 11-point font and bullet points instead of these four summarized pages. If you’re a full-time graphic designer, then you have 40 hours a week to get fancy with covers and other visuals. If not, your time to mess around with reports is limited. I’m going to walk you through five easy steps that you can tackle in just two hours.
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Home Visiting Dataviz: Three Steps to Making a Good Graph Great

Apr 26th, 2018 / Dashboards
Whether you’re visiting a web site or a listening to a presentation, you’ve probably thought about data visualization as a helpful way to digest complex information. At its best, “data viz” communicates data simply and efficiently using a combination of graphs, graphics, and other forms of design. So what makes a good graph great?
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How to Visualize Workshop Evaluation Results

I give dozens of workshops, webinars, and conference keynotes each year. Which means I receive dozens of evaluation surveys each year. After my sessions, the clients who sponsored the workshop ask their participants to rate my session and often times a software program automatically compiles the results. I’m grateful for this automated reporting technology. But, at the same time, survey scanning tools drive me crazy.
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How to Visualize Statistically Significant P-Values with Squares

Feb 20th, 2018 / Data Visualization, Reports
Last year I teamed up with an organization on a custom design project. We wanted to show their leaders where one of their programs for children had been effective. Our 30-page report for their leadership began with a short intro about the study. We needed to provide an overview of where the program had been effective (where the treatment group had significantly better outcomes than the control group).
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