Data Visualization and Reporting

Scribing: Susan Kistler on Using Graphic Recorders

My name is Susan Kistler. I am AEA’s Executive Director, and this week’s post is coming from on the ground at our annual conference in San Antonio. What a week it has been with over 600 sessions, 1200 presenters, nights out on the Riverwalk, morning planning meetings, and buzz throughout the hallways. This year, we’re …

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Susan Kistler on Data Visualization Part II

My name is Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and I contribute each Saturday’s post to aea365. One hot topic for me this year is data visualization – representing data in ways that are accurate, accessible, and appealing. My very first aea365 post identified resources for those with interests in data visualization – …

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Susan Kistler on Finding a Great Font to Improve Evaluation Reports and Presentations

I am American Evaluation Association Executive Director Susan Kistler and I contribute each Saturday’s aea365 post. I have a dirty little secret – I’m obsessed with fonts! Stephanie Evergreen recently gave a great AEA Coffee Break Webinar on Graphic Design for Evaluators (she’ll also be expanding on this topic at AEA’s Annual Conference this November). …

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Linda Lee on Using Visual Methods to Give Voice in Evaluations

I’m Linda Lee, partner in a Canadian social research and program evaluation company. We work in the public and not-for-profit sectors often evaluating programs that concern children and youth. Both in our work in Canada and internationally, we are frequently working in communities that have been marginalized, such as First Nations communities in Canada or …

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Susan Kistler on Sites for Free Photos for Great Presentations

Hello! It’s Saturday once again. I am Susan Kistler, AEA’s Executive Director, and I contribute each Saturday’s post to aea365. On April 15, John Nash gave a very well-received webinar for AEA members on Moving Beyond Bullets: Making Presentation Slides Compelling (recorded and archived for member viewing – see also his April 9 aea365 contribution). …

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John Nash on Creating Outstanding Presentation Slides

My name is John Nash, and I am an associate professor at Iowa State University in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a joint appointment in Human Computer Interaction. I’m also a program strategist, evaluator, and design geek. Today I’d like to share ways to improve slide presentations. Hot Tip: Know Your Audience …

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Daniela Schröter on Improving Evaluation Document Clarity

My name is Daniela Schröter and I am the director of research at The Evaluation Center and an associate faculty of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Evaluation (IDPE) at Western Michigan University. In my position, I write a lot of evaluation proposals and implement evaluation projects together with IDPE students and Center staff. One of …

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Susan Kistler on Working With Photos

If it’s Saturday it must be Susan! My name is Susan Kistler. I am the Executive Director for the American Evaluation Association and I contribute each Saturday’s post to the aea365 blog. Today, I am going completely practical and broadly applicable. The range of opportunities that call for working with photographs is ever increasing, including …

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