NN/LM National Evaluation Center ’ s Favorite Things
This is reposted from the National Evaluation Center (NEO)’s blog, NEO Shop Talk: https://nnlm.gov/evaluation/blog/2016/12/21/my-favorite-things-2016-spoiler-alert-includes-cats/ My Favorite Things 2016 (Spoiler Alert: Includes Cats) by Cindy Olney During gift-giving season every year, Oprah publishes a list of her favorite things. Well, move over, Oprah, because I also have a list. This is my bag of holiday gifts for our NEO Shop Talk readers. Art Exhibits There are two websites with galleries of data visualizations that are really fun to visit. The first, Information is Beautiful , has wonderful examples of data visualizations, many of which are interactive. My favorites from this site are Who Old Are You? (put in your birth date to start it) and Common MythConceptions. The other is Tableau Public, Tableau Software Company’s “public commons” for their users to share their work. My picks are the Endangered Species Safari and the data visualization of the Simpsons Vizapedia. And, in case you’re wondering what happened to your favorite Crayola crayon colors, you can find out here. Movies Nancy Duarte’s The Secret Structure of Great Talks is my favorite TEDtalk. Duarte describes the simple messaging structure underlying inspirational speeches. Once you grasp this structure, you will know how to present evaluations findings to advocate for stakeholder support. I love the information in this talk, but that’s not why I listen to it over and ov...
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data Technology Training & Education Source Type: news
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