By Mike Lynn, Principal, thoughtLEADERS, LLC
Principles of Chart Design
In this course, you'll learn how to design charts that are consistent, concise, clear, and clean.
Most presentations are awful. Not only do they lack a story but the charts used to convey information are cluttered, confusing, and distracting. These issues lead to long, pointless meetings, constant rework of bad charts, and leave your audience with a bad impression of your work. In this course, you'll learn how to design charts that are consistent, concise, clear, and clean.
Objectives Learn how to design charts that are consistent, concise, clear, and clean. Understand the basic elements of charts and why they’re important. Know the types of quantitative and qualitative charts and the appropriate situation to use each one. Learn how storylines connect to and drive chart design.
Who is it for The target audience for this course consists of individuals in analytical or persuasive roles at mid- to senior levels of corporations (e.g., analysts, managers, mid-level executives).
Course overview - 16
Data to Chart
The Four C's
Applying the Four C's
Clean and Concise