#JAGUnity2014: DataViz for Philanthropists! Tips, Tools, and How-Tos for Communicating Better with Charts

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Presentation by Innovation Network's Johanna Morariu and Ann K. Emery at the Joint Affinity Groups Unity Conference, held June 6, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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#JAGUnity2014: DataViz for Philanthropists! Tips, Tools, and How-Tos for Communicating Better with Charts

  1. 1. DataViz Johanna Morariu Ann K. Emery for Philanthropists @j_morariu @annkemery
  2. 2. Intro to Dataviz
  3. 3. charts & graphs infographics diagramspictures maps Ready AimFire
  4. 4. A State-based Healthcare Funder
  5. 5. Case Studies
  6. 6. c
  7. 7. Dataviz Design Process
  8. 8. Dataviz Design Process 1 Reduce the clutter2 3 4 Directly label Emphasize key findings with color Summarize your story in the title5 Select your story 6 7 Are you doing it right? Share
  9. 9. graphic design data/statistics
  10. 10. Select your story Which chart is best for my data? 1
  11. 11. Select your story Explore preliminary patterns by doodling on paper 1
  12. 12. Select your story Explore preliminary patterns by doodling on paper 1
  13. 13. Select your story Surround yourself with charts 1
  14. 14. 1 Reduce the clutter Remove or reduce the border, grid lines, and tick marks 2 0 20 40 60 80 100 0 20 40 60 80 100 0 20 40 60 80 100 0 20 40 60 80 100
  15. 15. Directly label Lose the legend—place details right next to the data 3 DC Maryland Virginia Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 DC Maryland Virginia Category 1 Category 2 Category 3
  16. 16. 1 Emphasize key findings with color Choose a custom color palette—no default colors 4
  17. 17. 1 Emphasize key findings with color Guide the reader’s eye with your action color 4
  18. 18. Summarize your story in the title Add captions or annotations when more details are needed 5
  19. 19. Are you doing it right? The Squint Test 6
  20. 20. What does this chart mean to you? Are you doing it right? The Significant Other Test 6
  21. 21. Are you doing it right? Data Visualization Checklist 6
  22. 22. Twitter Reports Sharing7 Reports Handouts Presentations & Webinars Twitter Master Chart Videos
  23. 23. Sharing: Reports Aim for brevity and variety 7
  24. 24. Sharing: Presentations Storyboarding to explain one piece at a time 7
  25. 25. Sharing: Videos Example: youtube.com/annkemery 7
  26. 26. Sharing: Handouts Emphasize your most important chart 7
  27. 27. Sharing: Snapshots One-page highlights for each grantee 7
  28. 28. Sharing: Twitter Photos for context; 2:1 aspect ratio 7
  29. 29. 0 20 40 60 80 100 0 20 40 60 80 100 0 20 40 60 80 100 0 20 40 60 80 100 0 20 40 60 80 100 0 20 40 60 80 100 Sharing: Dashboards Group charts thematically 7
  30. 30. Sharing: Postcards Hand-drawn okay 7
  31. 31. Tools
  32. 32. Excel Tutorials: annkemery.com/excel
  33. 33. Alaska Hawaii Maps presentationmagazine.com/editable-maps
  34. 34. Mindmaps Mindmeister
  35. 35. Social network maps NodeXL tutorial: slideshare.net/j_morariu #JAGUnity2014 86 tweets by 50 tweeters #JAGUnity2014 86 tweets by 50 tweeters
  36. 36. Social network maps NodeXL tutorial: slideshare.net/j_morariu #JAGUnity2014 86 tweets by 50 tweeters @EPIPnational
  37. 37. Social network maps NodeXL tutorial: slideshare.net/j_morariu
  38. 38. Books edwardtufte.com
  39. 39. Twitter twitter.com/annkemery/lists/dataviz @PostGraphics @NYTgraphics @WSJgraphics
  40. 40. thumbsupviz.com & @thumbsupviz Tumblr gallery of great charts
  41. 41. Next Steps
  42. 42. Start Small
  43. 43. Build Capacity & Skills
  44. 44. Use the Right Dataviz Tool
  45. 45. DataViz Johanna Morariu Ann K. Emery for Philanthropists @j_morariu @annkemery

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