How to Sort Your Bar Charts

Mar 14th, 2017 / Data Visualization
“Ann, my bar chart is upside down! Help!” A largest to smallest sorting should produce a largest to smallest chart, right? Right? Right? But the chart does a somersault! I’ve never figured out why spreadsheets do this but you have two options to fix it.
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Removing Redundancies from My Old Graphs

Feb 28th, 2017 / Data Visualization
Data visualizers who critique others before critiquing themselves make me gag, so I opened my recent keynote with a trip down memory lane. Check out this beauty from one of my earliest jobs. I’ve anonymized it but 99.9% of my work from this period had this look and feel, i.e., an overly-labeled graph that I made in Excel and pasted directly into Word without any editing at all.
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