Are You Too Graphic? FREE JISC Resources Can Help

Make your data sing!

Whether you are presenting course work to academics or the latest data charts to a senior management team, make sure your graphics support the story you’re telling with some simple design techniques. The following tips can be applied to any presentation incorporating graphs and charts and they’ll make your data sing!

  • Tone down or remove colours
  • streamline graphic shapes
  • remove 3d effects
  • don’t overload a graphic with data; create more, if needed

For further information refer to JISC’s excellent presentation on how to design charts and graphs to convey an easy-to-digest visual story. See: Top 10 Tips for Data Visualisation from JISC infoNet.

JISC also offers a fun Design IQ test – not as intimidating as it sounds – and a free Data Visualisation infoKit. Use of either or both will ensure you come away with a good overview about how to greatly improve your graphics and make your ‘story’ memorable.


Author: Institute of Hospitality

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