Dataviz Doodling, aka Turning Rough Sketches into Polished Masterpieces

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Data visualizations don't happen overnight. They need some tender loving care. Doodles can be small or large, organized or ugly. Check out some of my sketches, and then just start doodling!

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  • Dataviz Doodling, aka Turning Rough Sketches into Polished Masterpieces

    1. 1. Dataviz Doodling aka turning rough sketches into polished masterpieces by @annkemery
    2. 2. 0 20 40 60 0 20 40 60 80 100 0 20 40 60 80 100 Data visualizations don’t happen overnight. #npdata @annkemery
    3. 3. They need some tender loving care. #npdata @annkemery
    4. 4. After enough editing… #npdata @annkemery
    5. 5. …a final product emerges. #npdata @annkemery
    6. 6. And it’s as easy as 1-2-3. #npdata @annkemery
    7. 7. Step ① Doodle some drafts with markers. #npdata @annkemery
    8. 8. Step ② Create a few of those charts in Excel. #npdata @annkemery
    9. 9. Step ③ Paste the best designs into your reports.
    10. 10. But where should I start?? #npdata @annkemery
    11. 11. Doodles can be small and simple… #npdata @annkemery
    12. 12. …or large and complex. #npdata @annkemery
    13. 13. You can draw dot plots… #npdata @annkemery
    14. 14. …or line charts. #npdata @annkemery
    15. 15. You can doodle on the computer… #npdata @annkemery
    16. 16. …or with paper and pen. #npdata @annkemery
    17. 17. You can collect sketches on your desk… #npdata @annkemery
    18. 18. …or tape them on a wall. #npdata @annkemery
    19. 19. Doodles can be nice and neat… #npdata @annkemery
    20. 20. …or downright ugly. #npdata @annkemery
    21. 21. There are at least a dozen ways to visualize every dataset. #npdata @annkemery
    22. 22. 0 20 40 60 0 20 40 60 80 100 0 20 40 60 80 100 So just start doodling! #npdata @annkemery
    23. 23. Tips & techniques Ann Emery @annkemery emeryevaluation.com brought to you by

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