Did you know that one in twelve Caucasian (8%), one in 20 Asian (5%) and one in 25 African (4%) males are colourblind? For the case of women, the probability goes down to one in 200 (0.5%). Still, this means that there are always colourblind people among the readers and the audience of the reports, papers and presentations that you produce. In academia, assuming that your next journal paper is reviewed by three white males (which is rather likely given the population in science nowadays), the probability that at least one of them is colourblind is 22%.Continue reading “Are your documents colourblind friendly?”
As much as we love graphs, there are certain types that we don’t find effective. Graphs are all about displaying your data. To us pie charts are hiding your data. Check out the video for the alternatives.
A very inspiring video from Jean Luc Doumont on effective graphical displays reminded me how much it would be nice to have a simple tool able to produce them. Continue reading “The graphs the way they should be: effective”