930: These Charting Mistakes Undermine Your Communication with Nick Desbarats

How to Be Awesome at Your Job

22-01-2024 • 44分

Nick Desbarats breaks down the surprisingly common mistakes we make when visualizing data–and shares basic principles for communicating data more effectively.


— YOU’LL LEARN —

1) Why most charts are confusing or ineffective

2) The top three mistakes people make with charts

3) Why a “neutral” chart is an ineffective chart


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— ABOUT NICK —

As an independent educator and author, Nick Desbarats has taught data visualization and dashboard design to thousands of professionals in over a dozen countries at organizations like NASA, Visa, Bloomberg, Shopify, and the United Nations. He delivers main-stage talks at major data conferences and is a guest lecturer at Yale University, and his new book, Practical Charts, is an Amazon #1 Top New Release.

• Book: Practical Charts: The Essential Guide to Creating Clear, Compelling Charts for Reports and Presentations

• Website: PracticalReporting.com

• Article: "My favorite chart type"

• Article: "Connected Scatterplots Make Me Feel Dumb"

• Article: "I’ve Stopped Using Box Plots. Should You?"

• Article: "Why I Stopped Using Bullet Graphs (and What I Now Use Instead)"


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Chart type: Marimekko

• Chart type: Strip plot

• SlideShare: a16z - Adreessen Horowitz

• Book: The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., E.B. White, Test Editor, and Roger Angell

• Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

• Book: How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of "Intangibles" in Business by Douglas Hubbard

• Book: The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort To Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self by Michael Easter

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