Presenting Data While Working Remotely: Audio, Lighting, and Speaking Tips

Mar 31st, 2020 / Data Visualization
I recently had the chance to talk with my friend Jon Schwabish of PolicyViz. Our latest conversation was part of the Urban Institute’s Data@Urban Digital Discussions series. The intention of these talks are to connect with each other while we’re all social distancing. In it we discuss my work at home setup, my top three tips for presenting data over video calls and lessons learned from teaching online courses.
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Upping Your Reporting Game–with PowerPoint!

Feb 4th, 2020 / Data Visualization
Today’s guest blog post comes from Ann Webb Price who has been a program evaluator for more than 20 years. She shares how she’s creating usable reports that accurately report evaluation findings in a way that engages clients, supports program improvement, and promotes organizational learning.
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Three Ways Intentional Data Viz Has Elevated My Work

Sep 26th, 2019 / Data Visualization, Reports
Are your dot plots due for an update? Do they depict the data in a positive and easy-to-understand way? Kathy Dowell shares how to spruce up your dot plots so that your audience is engaged and going away informed. She highlights that your report cover makes all the difference in engaging your audience or your report landing on a shelf unread. Kathy, a student of Ann’s, shares how being enrolled in Ann’s courses was just the inspiration she needed to take her work to the next level.
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The Future of Data Visualization: Predictions for 2019 and Beyond

What’s in store for the future of data visualization? A decade ago, I celebrated making my very first 3d exploding pie chart for a report that I was writing. Nowadays, I can’t open my laptop without my jaw dropping on the floor as I scroll through site after site of data visualization masterpieces. How times have changed! In this article, we’ll celebrate data visualization accomplishments from the past 12 months and make predictions for data visualization in the coming 12 months (and beyond). I turned to YOU, the data visualization community, and listened to your feedback. I created a quick poll on Google Sheets and I also asked you to reflect on both Twitter and LinkedIn. Here’s what you said about the best data visualizations of 2018 as well as your predictions for the future of data visualization in 2019 and beyond.
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