How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint by Differentiating Between Slidedocs and Slidedecks

Apr 4th, 2022 / Presentations
You’ll learn how to differentiate slidedecks and slidedocs when using software like PowerPoint or Google Slides. Slidedecks are presentation slides that accompany the speaker, and they’ll generally have as little text as possible and plenty of high-quality images. Slidedocs are standalone documents that just happen to be made in PowerPoint instead of Word. Since they’re meant to be reports, they’ll need more full sentences.
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What Type of Dashboard Do We Need? 4 Types to Consider + Diagram to Download

Feb 7th, 2022 / Dashboards
What type of dashboard do we need for our project? I want to talk about something that’s a little controversial in the dashboard space: There are 4 types of dashboards, all of which are correct. You might need one type. Or, you might need all four. Every audience and every project is a little bit different. Here’s a 12-minute video to help you narrow down which type(s) of dashboard you need for your next project.
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Dashboard Don’ts: My 10 Worst Mistakes from Past Projects

Jan 25th, 2022 / Dashboards
Are you working on a dashboard at your workplace? Maybe you’re making a brand-new dashboard? Maybe you’re revamping an existing dashboard to bring it up to speed? Maybe you don’t have a dashboard yet, and you’re wondering if you need one? In this article, you’ll see my 10 worst mistakes from past dashboards. I’ve made all these mistakes (and more…) over the past 15 years. Let’s fast-forward your project and make sure you’re not doomed to run into the same issues I did. Learn from my mistakes. Don’t let your dashboards suffer.
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Are Viewers Expecting a Story? Lightning Talk from the DATAcated Expo

Jan 11th, 2022 / Data Visualization
How do you modify a graph so that it’s just right for your audience? Surely a group of scientists will need something different from a group of policymakers. Some audiences adore data. Others don’t. Some audiences have plenty of time. Others don’t. In this blog post, you’ll learn about: the differences between default, traditional, and storytelling graphs; which techniques can help you tell a story with data (e.g., dark colors); and when to use each type of graph.
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