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Data Points Podcast Episode 6 - Visualize Data Like a Pro

Data visualization is a hot topic. Everyone wants visualizations that are simple, fun, and easy to understand. But where should you start when visualizing your data? This week we talk to Jon Schwabish, a Senior Research Associate at the Urban Institute and data visualization guru, to discuss his thoughts on how to get in the data visualization game and how to do it right.

Jon is working on a variety of projects related to data visualization, including his new book Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks. In our conversation with Jon, we explore his recent work and a wide range of topics on data visualization from software and chart options to telling a coherent story with data.

For more information, get in touch with GovEx or check out Jon’s website Policyviz. If you look hard enough you can also find GovEx staff Eric Reese and Rebecca Williams as recent guests on Jon’s podcast!

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