The Data Literacy Blog

July 2022

Announcing the Launch of our Level 2 On-Demand Course!

By |2022-08-04T13:48:56-07:00July 19th, 2022|Announcements|

Announcing the Launch of Data Literacy Level 2: Working Effectively with Data The time has come! The third course in our Data Literacy training series, Data Literacy Level 2: Working Effectively with Data, is now available for purchase on-demand. Do you ever feel lost in a sea of data? Many people today [...]

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June 2022

3 Signs You’re Working with a Dead-End Dataset

By |2022-06-03T15:01:19-07:00June 3rd, 2022|Helpful Explainers|

3 Signs You're Working with a Dead-End Dataset Every dataset that you work with is imperfect. There are always limitations, but if you take the time to understand the limitations, then you’ll be able to quickly move on from a dead-end dataset or provide the appropriate caveats in your analysis and presentations. This [...]

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May 2022

An Illustrated Guide to Data Literacy: Percent Change + Percentage Points

By |2022-05-02T07:46:59-07:00May 2nd, 2022|Helpful Explainers|

An Illustrated Guide to Data Literacy: Percent Change + Percentage Points Welcome back to our comic series that explores a range of data literacy concepts. We follow Becky, who describes herself as a bit data-phobic, as she navigates tricky situations at her new job. She'll learn to create effective charts, grasp statistical [...]

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April 2022

Announcing the Launch of Data Literacy Objective Assessments

By |2022-07-18T11:49:42-07:00April 17th, 2022|Announcements|

Announcing the Launch of Data Literacy Objective Assessments   Assessments are a critical part of any data literacy training program, which is why we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our two new Objective Data Literacy Assessments - the Data Citizen and the Visual Interpreter Assessment. Objective assessments are used to evaluate [...]

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March 2022

Data Journaling: The Power and Potential of Qualitative Data Through the Lens of a Mom-to-be

By |2022-03-22T16:03:20-07:00March 21st, 2022|Resources|

Data Journaling: The Power and Potential of Qualitative Data Through the Lens of a Mom-to-be Rebecca Gourley is a multimedia storyteller with a background in journalism and design. She’s a self-proclaimed nerd with interests in gaming, coding, hiking, crafts and plant-keeping. She’s been involved in data visualization work for the last couple of years and [...]

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The Data Literacy Movement: Founded by Women, Led by Women

By |2022-03-08T13:23:03-07:00March 8th, 2022|Resources, Thought Leadership|

The Data Literacy Movement: Founded by Women, Led by Women Happy International Women's Day 2022! I'm so incredibly proud to be a part of the Data Literacy movement, whose purpose is to help people everywhere speak the language of data. Did you know? This movement was FOUNDED by women and is currently being LED [...]

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Insights Revealed: 5 Common Data Pain Points Today’s Organizations Face

By |2022-03-04T11:43:55-07:00March 3rd, 2022|Resources|

Insights Revealed: 5 Common Data Pain Points Today's Organizations Face In what ways is your team creating an environment where data literacy can flourish, and on the other hand, what factors might be getting in the way of your team’s ability to reap the benefits of data literacy? The Data Literacy Score Team-Based [...]

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February 2022

How to Annotate Like a Designer

By |2022-02-27T17:59:48-07:00February 27th, 2022|Tutorials|

How to Annotate Like a Designer Do you wish the text in your charts looked more refined?  I’ll show you how to make your annotations look more professionally designed with a few small tweaks using PowerPoint. Once you see these tweaks in action, you’ll begin to make these refinements more naturally just like [...]

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VIDEO: Avoiding Graphical Gaffes

By |2022-02-21T18:35:00-07:00February 21st, 2022|Videos|

VIDEO: How to Avoid "Graphical Gaffes" Our CEO Ben Jones, author of Avoiding Data Pitfalls (2019, Wiley) and Learning to See Data (2020, Data Literacy Press), discusses some examples of visualizations he has seen "in the wild" recently that provide opportunities to learn what to NOT to do when communicating data visually. Watch [...]

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Now Available: Our Origin Story in “The Introspective Entrepreneur”

By |2022-06-21T10:07:01-07:00February 15th, 2022|Announcements|

Now Available: Our Origin Story in "The Introspective Entrepreneur" Almost four years ago, I was sitting at my desk at work in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, and I made the decision to go for it: I logged into my GoDaddy account and I purchased this domain, dataliteracy.com. The [...]

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