How to Transform a Table of Data into a Chart: Four Charts with Four Different Stories

Jul 18th, 2017 / Data Visualization
A few weeks ago I gave the keynote speech at the Alabama Power Foundation’s Elevate conference for several hundred of their grantees and partners. What a day! As part of the most-practical-keynote-you’ve-ever-heard emphasis, we included makeovers from the grantees’ real projects. In case it’s useful for my blog readers, I’m sharing one of those makeovers with you today.
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How to Tell a Story with Data: Titles, Subtitles, Annotations, Dark/Light Contrast, and Selective Labeling

Feb 24th, 2016 / Data Visualization
Do your viewers want to see the data presented as-is (the traditional approach to data visualization)? Or, do they want you to cut to the chase and interpret the data (the storytelling approach to data visualization)? In this article, you’ll learn how titles, subtitles, annotations, dark/light contrast, and selective labeling can help you tell a story with data.
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How to Visualize Qualitative Data

Sep 25th, 2014 / Data Visualization
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.
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