This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. Did you miss my Good Tech Fest conference session? Catch the replay here! Materials Follow along with the spreadsheet: https://depictdatastudio.gumroad.com/… You’ll have to watch the video to get the coupon code. There are codes available for the first 500 people. Chapters 0:00 Intro […]

## How to Copy/Paste Graphs from Excel into Word or PowerPoint

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. You’ve got two options. (Well, if you like to split hairs, there are more options than that. But what if you’re busy and don’t have time to lose? Here are the main copying/pasting options worth paying attention to.) Option 1: Excel Object a.k.a. […]

## How to Visualize Population Projections with Small Multiples Population Pyramids

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. A few months ago, one of my favorite students brought this graph to Office Hours: (These aren’t the exact numbers, age ranges, or years. But you get the idea.) She already knew how to make population pyramids in Excel. Population pyramids require Level […]

## Looking Ahead to 2024: What’s Coming to Depict Data Studio

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. Wondering what I’ve got planned this year? Here’s what’s in store for 2024 related to: Online Courses, Private Training, Conference Keynotes, and My Personal and Professional Goals. Online Courses The biggest improvement for 2024 is that all 6 courses will be offered LIVE […]

## Top 23 Dataviz Resources of 2023

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 […]