Laura Thompson from Nebraska Cooperative Extension is a data visualization fellow for eXtension. Her latest article shows a great makeover of her own data visualization of change (or in her case, a lack thereof) over time. Many of her principles apply the same to spatially-based visualizations, which I discuss myself here: Visualizing Spatially-based data for Various Stakeholder Audiences.
I’m pleased to see her explicitly mention the meaningful title, which I think applies to all situations where you need a title, including journal articles and presentations. Another friend, Jessica Keune, has a great example of this in her latest article: Bone Marrow Adipose Tissue Deficiency Increases Disuse-Induced Bone Loss in Male Mice. Now I know immediately what she studied and what the result is, in what organism.
I still struggle with this, especially in my conference abstracts, at least the ones where I am submitting months before I’ve actually gotten a chance to analyze the data … any tips for that are welcome!