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.
Esther C. Nolton attended one of my data visualization workshops in May 2019, and almost immediately followed up with examples of her own reports and slideshows that she had begun revamping based on what she learned in the session. Here In this guest post she outlines the three most used lessons that she took away from the workshop.
If you’ve read this blog before, or heard me speak, then you know that designing data visualization makeovers is one of my favorite activities of all time. I love redesigning pie charts, in particular.
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.