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Mar

17

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Uninspired by Bars? Try Dot Plots

Posted by on March 17th, 2017 0 comments

Thanks to Jessi Van Der Volgen and Molly Knapp at the NNLM Training Office for allowing us to feature their assessment project and for providing the images in this post.  Are you tired of bars? I don’t mean the kind of bars where you celebrate and socialize. I mean the kind used in data visualization.  My evidence-free… Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, NEO Projects, News, Practical Evaluation

Dec

21

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My Favorite Things 2016 (Spoiler Alert: Includes Cats)

Posted by on December 21st, 2016 0 comments

During gift-giving season every year, Oprah publishes a list of her favorite things. Well, move over, Oprah, because I also have a list. This is my bag of holiday gifts for our NEO Shop Talk readers. Art Exhibits There are two websites with galleries of data visualizations that are really fun to visit. The first,  Information… Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, News, Practical Evaluation, Storytelling

Nov

18

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A Chart Chooser for Qualitative Data!

Posted by on November 18th, 2016 0 comments

When people talk about data visualization, they are usually talking about quantitative data. In a previous post, we explained that data visualizations help people perform three primary functions: exploring, making sense of, and communicating data.  How can we report qualitative data in a way that performs those same functions? We just got some exciting news… Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, News, Storytelling

Oct

07

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What’s in a Name? Convey Your Chart’s Meaning with a Great Title

Posted by on October 7th, 2016 0 comments

Some of you may be working on conference posters and paper presentations for Fall conferences.  And some of those will probably include charts to demonstrate data representing a lot of hard work on your part.  In most cases you have minutes to use that chart to get your audience to understand the data. Stephanie Evergreen… Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, News, Practical Evaluation

Jul

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Happy Fourth of July in Numbers!

Posted by on July 1st, 2016 0 comments

Before holidays we sometimes do a post on the value of putting your data in a visually understandable format, perhaps some kind of infographic. As I write this, some of you may be sitting at your desks pondering how you will celebrate U.S. Independence Day. To help turn your ponderings into a work-related activity, here… Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, News

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