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Data visualization isn’t just for your resident data scientist. There are ways to use it at every level of your organization. Whether you’re looking to prove a point to management or enhance the quality of the content you produce, here are 3 great applications.

Reports help your business in every way. The information—especially data—communicated shows what you’re doing right, what you’re doing wrong, and how you could do things better. But the story and insights are only effective if they are properly presented. In this series, we show you the 4 steps to crafting a killer report that makes

Reports help your business in every way. The information—especially data—communicated shows what you’re doing right, what you’re doing wrong, and how you could do things better. But the story and insights are only effective if they are properly presented. In this series, we show you the 4 steps to crafting a killer report that makes an impact.

Today, we continue with Lesson 2: Making an Outline. (If you missed it, check out Lesson 1: Understanding and Analyzing Your Data first.)

To create a compelling report, your content should be appropriately structured around a narrative. Even if you are reporting on less-than-sexy KPIs, understanding the core of what you are trying to communicate is necessary to guide you.

Reports help your business in every way. The information—especially data—communicated shows what you’re doing right, what you’re doing wrong, and how you could do things better. But the story and insights are only effective if they are properly presented. In this series, we show you the 4 steps to crafting a killer report that makes an impact.

Today, we start with lesson 1: Understanding and Analyzing Your Data.

So many of us spend time talking about what we do and what we know, which is OK. We always love hearing how and why other people do their work. And as we increased our daily intake of Agile Kool-Aid in recent months, we couldn’t help but notice ourselves walking, talking, and working like members of the Church of SCRUMtology. So we decided to create a little series to inspire our fellow comrades to keep sprinting. [Get your prints here.]

Data is everywhere these days, and it’s likely you do—or will—use it regularly. But we know it’s probably been a while since you sat through math class, or maybe you never quite learned the data basics. (Don’t worry, we won’t call you out.) Instead, we want to help you get a grasp so that you can better understand and ultimately visualize the data you work with. Here are the data basics you need to know.

Infographics are more than mainstream; they’re moving into the immersive entertainment world. The new video game Metrico (great name, even better tagline: A Game About Infographics and Free Will), was inspired by—of all things—infographics.

Your brand is communicating in more ways than ever, using new tools and mediums to get your message across. From tweets and annual reports to infographics and sales collateral, your content reaches many audiences, both internal and external.

No matter what city you live in, parking signs can be a freaking nightmare. But in Los Angeles, they are nothing short of maddening.

Luckily, LA City Council’s Transportation Committee voted to simplify the signs last week. Why are we so excited? Not only will the simplification make life easier for anyone with a car in LA, the proposed revamp gives signs a full visual makeover.

As data designers, we’re always on the lookout for new ways to present information most effectively. It’s not just about making data look good; it’s about making the experience of viewing that data better for the audience in many ways.