In this post I am going to walk you through the process of creating your own data visualization color palette. Why you should have a color palette before you chart Picking your first color Picking Color Number 2 Picking Colors 3, 4, 5, and 6 Developing a color palette guide Accessibility Checks Why you should […]
“Let’s take a shortcut back to the car.” I was 19 and hiking through the woods with one my best friends. We were both eagle scouts, and had spent much of our young lives wandering through the woods. The area we were exploring was one of our favorites and we had hiked it a dozen […]
Describing how a process works is valuable for two reasons. It forces you to make sure you know how it works. Then it forces you to take the reader through the same sequence of ideas and deductions that made the process clear to you. William Zinsser The whole point of having an evaluation mindset is […]
When I started getting into data visualization design, human centered design, and user experience design I had this hope that a better understanding of design methodologies would ultimately help me to become a better evaluator. But I had the causal direction flipped. What I have learned over a decade of being both an evaluator and […]
So what if you created reports the same way publishers created magazines? That’s the question behind today’s post. Here is a link to Canva magazine templates. Things to keep in mind when using Canva for this kind of report writing. Magazine templates are shown as covers. But many have internal spreads as well (article templates). […]
In today’s graphic novel blog post I talk about the underlying challenge that drives my work.