Taking Federal Grant Data from Dull to Dynamite with Custom Visualizations

If you’ve ever worked with publicly available government data, you probably know the headache and eye strain that comes with trying to make sense of a huge spreadsheet. Guest author Megan Johanson explains how you can easily create a customized chart that will make your federal grant data conversations a breeze. Megan Johanson is the Data Analytics and Insights Manager at the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio. She’s also a student in Depict Data Studio’s hybrid synchronous/asynchronous training program.
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Visualizing Your Annual Survey Results: Four Makeovers That Didn’t Work, and the Fifth That Did

Apr 11th, 2019 / Dashboards, Data Visualization
Virtually every organization conducts satisfaction surveys of one kind or another. I’m going to show you the before version followed by five makeovers. The first makeover didn’t work. The second makeover didn’t work. The third makeover didn’t work. The fourth makeover didn’t work. Just as I was about to give up, I found a winning design with my fifth attempt!
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Could Your Long Report become a City Billboard? Use Data Viz Techniques to Create High-Impact Materials

Feb 5th, 2019 / Reports
Do you have a long report that took a lot of time and effort, but you’re not really sure how anyone is going to use it? Annual progress reports, data publications, strategic planning documents… many of us spend a lot of time writing these documents, and they’re necessary to capture a lot of detailed information. Here is an example of how I turned a long report into accessible, graphic summaries.
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