Making reports, presentations, and other communications have a consistent and polished look and feel may be a lot easier than you think. Guest authors Meihsi Chiang and Nikole Lobb Dougherty have found that a great starting point is a do-it-yourself visual style guide – which can be developed with very few resources.
I have a love-hate relationship with stacked bars charts. They’re a great way to show part-to-whole patterns (like an easier-to-read pie chart). But, like pie charts, they feel overwhelming once we add a bunch of different categories. Are they the worst chart of all time? Perhaps. Here’s how to make stacked bar charts more bearable.