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
- showing the data,
- reducing the clutter, and
- 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.