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Data Visualization

The ability to teach others about your research findings is job skill sought by employers within and beyond the academy.

Yet, too often, presenters rely on complex charts and graphs that are difficult for an audience to see, much less comprehend.

Today, researchers across disciplines can employ a variety of visualization strategies to teach others about their findings. For example, infographics can be inserted into presentations and posters, while interactive charts can be deployed on sites. 

Data visualization and data storytelling are skills that students in the sciences, arts and humanities can hone. The skills can increase a presenter's ability to connect with scholarly and lay (public) audiences.

Here are some sites to illustrate these concepts across disciplines:

Forbes Magazine 

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

US Census

Data Visualization Gallery


15 Data Visualizations that will Blow Your Mind


50 Great Examples of Data Visualization