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Figma Fonts: Collection B

For anyone who also has spent a ridiculous amount of time searching for fun fonts in Figma and wants to cut the line next time, here’s a curated list of silly fonts: You can see a list of more “normal” fonts here, in Collection A.

Figma Fonts: Collection A

The design tool Figma comes with several hundred fonts to choose from. However, there currently isn’t a way to preview the font in the drop-down list. Over time I’ve looked through the list, and I’ve picked out a number that I like. If you see something here you like, just type in its name inContinue reading “Figma Fonts: Collection A”

Reveal marks with a click to drive the story

You can introduce marks within a single chart one at a time (or in groups) through the use of a parameter action. And, by adding narrative points to your data, you can create an interactive user experience that drives a chart’s story. Here’s an example of what that looks like: Here’s the demonstration:

Scrollytelling with Tableau

“Scrollytelling” is a type of visual storytelling. In contrast to a dashboard or viz’s static screen, a scrolly-told story develops as the reader–you guessed it–scrolls down their screen. Scrollytelling has grown quite popular in the last few years, especially in online journalism. In fact, the Washington Post’s most read article of all time is aContinue reading “Scrollytelling with Tableau”

Rounded-tip bar charts

A disclaimer: this is a very “low-tech” solution, and does not contain any fancy calculations. If someone else wants to take up the challenge of making true rounded-tip bar charts, let me know! It is necessary to state up front these are NOT “rounded bar charts.” These are “rounded-TIP bar charts.” There is a significantContinue reading “Rounded-tip bar charts”

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