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.
Most of my early reports looked exactly like this: a few pages of 11-point font and some bullet points here and there.
Except… Mine were way worse! I loved to write 100 pages of 11-point font and bullet points instead of these four summarized pages. If you’re a full-time graphic designer, then you have 40 hours a week to get fancy with covers and other visuals. If not, your time to mess around with reports is limited. I’m going to walk you through five easy steps that you can tackle in just two hours.
Are you looking for ways to display your qualitative data? The vast majority of data visualization resources focus on quantitative data. In this article, let’s look at some of your options for qualitative data visualization, like word clouds, photographs, icons, diagrams, and timelines.