Better Data Communication

July 26, 2019

Members of the RCS team recently participated in Harvard’s Analytics Staff Consortium (ASC) event “Better Data Communication,” presented by Jon Schwabish, a leader in the area of policy-relevant data visualizations.

Dr. Schwabish outlined actionable and practical tips for visualizations and presentations that focus on

  1. showing the data,
  2. reducing the clutter, and
  3. integrating graphics and text.

Dr. Schwabish also demonstrated the utility of such techniques as turning PowerPoint bullet points into visualizations, using a unifying color theme, using larger and thicker fonts, avoiding stock images, and layering graphs. For more information on best practices, along with additional resources, please see Dr. Schwabish‘s site.