The problems that arise from most people not understanding statistics

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How to signal that there’s more to the data than you can show

The same graph as before regarding the SUS question averages across all participants. However, there’s now an additional column that says “Team Decisions needed” between the question label (Q1, Q2, etc.) and the bars. There are two red dots there, suggesting that Q4 and Q10 require some sort of team decision. This suggests further exploration (or explanation) of the data is needed.
The little red dot in action


When is it worth spending time and effort on a complex visualization?

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The alternative to bar charts that works well with complex data

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How to visualize your observations during testing for easy summary, tracking, and prioritization

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Understanding the difference between 3 types of notetakers

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A framework to help decipher what UX metrics matter.

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How to filter out quantitative metrics that don’t matter

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The intensive and creative way to practice with color palettes.

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Understanding the difference between expert and user interviews

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Kai Wong

4xTop writer in UX Design. UX, Data Viz and Data Science. Author of Persuading with Data: https://tinyurl.com/rndb9bw. Substack: dataanddesign.substack.com

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