This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. 9,200 total participants in my dataviz courses so far (and ~25,000 taught in-person and virtually over the past decade). A dozen in-person workshops (with trips to Dubai & Tanzania) and several dozen virtual workshops. 32 new blog posts: 28 from me, and 4 from […]

## How to Bring Your Technical Tables to Life

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. Just because I’m pro-graph, I’m not anti-table. Technical tables have so much value, especially as visual appendices for reports. In this blog post, you’ll get ideas for bringing your technical tables to life. Before Here’s what the “before” version of some technical tables […]

## When Graphs Have Multiple Takeaway Messages

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. Sometimes our graphs have a single, overarching takeaway message. Maybe the numbers simply went up over time. Or down. Other times, it’s more complicated. Here’s how to explain multiple takeaway messages in presentations: with multiple slides, one per takeaway message. Before: Everything Smushed […]

## How to Visualize Confidence Intervals in Presentation Slides

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. Do you need to share statistics in presentations? Maybe you’re getting ready for a talk at a conference. Or, maybe you’re sharing updates with coworkers in a staff meeting. In this blog post, you’ll learn how to explain dense graphs one slide at […]

## How to Visualize Small n’s with Icon Arrays

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. I was recently working with an online course student to visualize data for her country’s government officials. These aren’t her real categories or real numbers, but you get the idea. Before: Reading Numbers Her “before” version looked something like this: She had small […]

## Use Icons to Visualize Data, Not Just Decorate

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. Something wonderful — and terrible — has started happening. Researchers, evaluators, and scientists complete my online courses. Or they bring me in for private workshops. And they start applying what they learned. GREAT!!! But it’s a little off. OOPS. This is entirely my […]

## Entrepreneurial Insights for Expecting Mothers on Heather Sager’s “Hint of Hustle” Podcast

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. We recently added two more members to the Depict Data Studio team! In this podcast episode, I sat down with Heather Sager to share behind-the-scenes tips on managing parenthood and entrepreneurship. How to Listen LISTEN to the full episode on Apple Podcast or Spotify READ the episode […]

## How to Make Interactive Dashboards in Excel

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. Want to make an interactive dashboard in Microsoft Excel? Interactive (a.k.a. dynamic) dashboards are a great option for technical audiences that have the time and interest to explore the data for themselves. They’ll look something like this: Interactive dashboards are easy to create […]

## Don’t Start from Scratch! Make One of these Dashboards Instead

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. Dashboards aren’t supposed to take forever. They’re not supposed to cost an arm and a leg. They don’t even need to be outsourced to a consultant. Dashboards are supposed to be fast and easy. We make ’em quickly. We give the numbers to […]

## How to Make a Series of Matching Dashboards in Excel

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. Do you need a series of matching dashboards? One per program, school, or state? Copying and pasting is tedious and destined for typos. Instead, produce a series of matching dashboards through the magic of lookup functions and drop-down menus. Save time with my […]