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Making Effective Figures

  1. 1. MAKING EFFECTIVE FIGURES ZACHARY LABE | 20 JULY 2021 | REU PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
  2. 2. Polar Amplification: acceleration of warming in high latitudes relative to the rest of the globe
  3. 3. Warmer Colder NOW Start of satellite-era
  4. 4. Polar Amplification: acceleration of warming in high latitudes relative to the rest of the globe
  5. 5. DATA VISUALIZATION IS STORY-TELLING.
  6. 6. DON’T BE SUCH A SCIENTIST WE ARE DATA SCIENTISTS ART BY JILL PELTO
  7. 7. Landscape of Change uses data about sea level rise, glacier volume decline, increasing global temperatures, and the increasing use of fossil fuels. These data lines compose a landscape shaped by the changing climate, a world in which we are now living. Jill Pelto|http://www.jillpelto.com/landscape-of-change “ ”
  8. 8. BEGINNING WITH OUR DATA.
  9. 9. LINE GRAPHS Temperature Anomaly (°C)
  10. 10. :)
  11. 11. MAP PLOTS
  12. 12. YIKES!
  13. 13. YIKES – FONT IS BLEH!
  14. 14. YIKES – COLOR!
  15. 15. MAP PROJECTION!
  16. 16. :)
  17. 17. HAVE FUN!
  18. 18. SURPRISINGLY EFFECTIVE.
  19. 19. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-CT) - Time to Wake Up: Climate Progress Speech (3/21/2018)
  20. 20. DANISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
  21. 21. SCIENCE OF DESIGN.
  22. 22. #endrainbow Check out: https://betterfigures.org/2018/06/04/playing-hunt-the-discontinuity/
  23. 23. SCHNEIDER AND NOCKE, 2017
  24. 24. SCHNEIDER AND NOCKE, 2017
  25. 25. SCHNEIDER AND NOCKE, 2017
  26. 26. SCHNEIDER AND NOCKE, 2017
  27. 27. SCHNEIDER AND NOCKE, 2017
  28. 28. Adapted from Ed Hawkins at betterfigures.org
  29. 29. Crameri, F. (2018). Scientific colour maps. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1243862 Crameri, F. (2018), Geodynamic diagnostics, scientific visualisation and StagLab 3.0, Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 2541- 2562, doi:1 0.5194/gmd-11-2541-2018 Crameri, F., G.E. Shephard, and P.J. Heron (2020), The misuse of colour in science communication, Nature Communications, 11, 5444. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19160-7 Palettable: Color palettes for Python
  30. 30. Crameri, F. (2018). Scientific colour maps. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1243862 Crameri, F. (2018), Geodynamic diagnostics, scientific visualisation and StagLab 3.0, Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 2541- 2562, doi:1 0.5194/gmd-11-2541-2018 Crameri, F., G.E. Shephard, and P.J. Heron (2020), The misuse of colour in science communication, Nature Communications, 11, 5444. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19160-7
  31. 31. OTHER OPTIONS THYNG ET AL. 2016; OCEANOGRAPHY
  32. 32. CMOCEAN
  33. 33. CMASHER “Scientific colormaps for making accessible, informative and cmashing plots”
  34. 34. Adjusting axes (spines)
  35. 35. Changing font styles
  36. 36. https://github.com/zmlabe
  37. 37. 1. Seaborn. 2. Plotly. 3. ggplot. 4. Matplotlib v3. ALTERNATIVES
  38. 38. 1. https://betterfigures.org/ 2. https://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk/ 3. http://colorbrewer2.org/ RESOURCES
  39. 39. Future minus Pre-Industrial PEINGS ET AL. 2021, JCLI Bring drama to your data story
  40. 40. 2-m TEMPERATURE Future minus Pre-Industrial PEINGS ET AL. 2021, JCLI
  41. 41. 2-m TEMPERATURE Future minus Pre-Industrial PEINGS ET AL. 2021, JCLI
  42. 42. 2-m TEMPERATURE Future minus Pre-Industrial PEINGS ET AL. 2021, JCLI
  43. 43. 2-m TEMPERATURE Future minus Pre-Industrial PEINGS ET AL. 2021, JCLI
  44. 44. 2-m TEMPERATURE Future minus Pre-Industrial PEINGS ET AL. 2021, JCLI
  45. 45. 2-m TEMPERATURE Future minus Pre-Industrial PEINGS ET AL. 2021, JCLI
  46. 46. 2-m TEMPERATURE Future minus Pre-Industrial PEINGS ET AL. 2021, JCLI
  47. 47. MAKING ACCESSIBLE FIGURES.
  48. 48. ACCESSIBILITY
  49. 49. ACCESSIBILITY
  50. 50. ACCESSIBILITY
  51. 51. ACCESSIBILITY No jargon Tell a story Alternative text Color contrast ratio Label data directly Avoid flashing GIFs Include figure titles Avoid data overlays Provide data references
  52. 52. VISUALIZING GLOBAL TEMPERATURE CHANGE
  53. 53. PLOT BY ED HAWKINS
  54. 54. 2016 RIO OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY
  55. 55. PLOT BY ED HAWKINS DON’T BE SUCH A SCIENTIST WE ARE DATA SCIENTISTS
  56. 56. https://showyourstripes.info/ PLOT BY ED HAWKINS
  57. 57. CHECK: Simple. Bold. Stories. @ZLabe Questions! ZACHARY LABE | 20 JULY 2021 | REU PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

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