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Story Structure - Policy Viz

As the terms “story” and “data” get mixed together more and more, it’s worth taking a look at traditional story structure.

Dot Plot of different Gini coefficients, variation on graph from Max Roser

What do you do with a paired bar chart with 40 bars? Try a dot plot or slope chart instead.

Examples of the Dear Data final project as part of my Georgetown business school class on data visualization.

Examples of the Dear Data final project as part of my Georgetown business school class on data visualization.

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PowerPoint should be banned. This PowerPoint presentation explains why.

Rune Madsen's new book, Programming Design Systems, is being written "in the open." In this podcast episode, we talk about that process and design generally

Rune Madsen's new book, Programming Design Systems, is being written "in the open." In this podcast episode, we talk about that process and design generally

This podcast episode wraps up my Month of Story (and the end of my lost voice!). Over the past month, I’ve done a number of presentations and blog writing about stories, and I’ve talked to some incredible journalists and data...

Episode Scott Schwertly - Policy Viz

In this week's episode, I chat with Jan Willem Tulp about some of his recent and upcoming projects, as well as about data and story.

In this week& episode, I chat with Jan Willem Tulp about some of his recent and upcoming projects, as well as about data and story.

I’m currently in Pamplona, Spain enjoying what is turning out to be a very rewarding and tiring week at the Malofiej Infographic World Summit (follow #malofiej25 on Twitter, if you like). If I can find the time, I’ll try to conduct...

I’m currently in Pamplona, Spain enjoying what is turning out to be a very rewarding and tiring week at the Malofiej Infographic World Summit (follow #malofiej25 on Twitter, if you like). If I can find the time, I’ll try to conduct...

Building Successful Data Teams - Policy Viz

Four steps any organization can take to improve the way they collect, analyze, and communicate their data to reach a wide audience.

Using Excel VBA to Improve Workflow - Policy Viz

Using Excel VBA to Improve Workflow - Policy Viz

What is Story? - Policy Viz

The first of four posts exploring the relationship between the word "story" and the word "data" and why too many people get it wrong.

Applying Data to Story Structure - Policy Viz

Applying Data to Story Structure - Policy Viz

Stories clearly matter. They help us recall information and connect with people and content. Let's tell data stories better.

They help us recall information and connect with people and content. Let& tell data stories better.

Blog - Policy Viz

Pixel Maps in Excel - Policy Viz

Better Presentations

Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks will help presenters of scholarly or data-intensive content improve their presentations.

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