storytelling with data: #17 which graph should I use?

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By Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, Storytelling with data author, and Dataviz guru Cole Nussbaumer Kna. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

It sounds like a simple question, yet it’s one with which many people grapple: how do I best visualize my data? In this episode, Cole reviews the most common types of data visualizations used in a business setting and discusses use cases and considerations with each. Tune in also to hear Cole address listener questions on graphing survey results, Tableau vs. PowerBI and how to influence a client who wants default graphs rather than a data-driven story.

LINKS:

SWD blog post: grables and taphs

#SWDchallenge recap: plots with dots

#SWDchallenge recap: 88 annotated line graphs

Curved Discussion post: lines vs. bars

Flourish graph: GOT bar chart race

Data Revelations post: rethinking the divergent stacked bar

BBC Video: Hans Rosling bubblegraph

Tweet: bubblegraph GIF

Map: 100 years of platypus sightings

Map: pasture and crop

Resource: xeno.graphics

#SWDchallenge recap: square area graphs

Twitter thread: Tableau vs. PowerBI

Register: May 30th (free!) live event

Register: upcoming European 1-day workshops

May #SWDchallenge recap: artisanal data

Questions? email askcole@storytellingwithdata.com

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