Work Smarter, Not Harder, When Visualizing Data

Jun 13th, 2019 / Data Visualization
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.
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How to Declutter Your Cluttered Stacked Bars

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.
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