A Two-Hour Turnaround: How to Transform a Text-Heavy Report into a Visual-Lite Report

Aug 7th, 2018 / Data Visualization
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.
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When Your Graph Is Too Smooshed to Read

You want to display a lot of historical data–great! But sometimes we have so many points in time that our graph’s labels get smooshy. In this post, I’ll show you a before/after data visualization makeover in which we selectively labeled a few key milestones in order to tell our story (and make the graph more legible).
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How to Visualize Workshop Evaluation Results

I give dozens of workshops, webinars, and conference keynotes each year. Which means I receive dozens of evaluation surveys each year. After my sessions, the clients who sponsored the workshop ask their participants to rate my session and often times a software program automatically compiles the results. I’m grateful for this automated reporting technology. But, at the same time, survey scanning tools drive me crazy.
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