Data Artistry – the science, art & fun in data viz

When you first look at the image below, what do you see? A duck? A rabbit maybe? Or neither? Source [1] Now ask the person next to you. Was their response different? What you see first could easily differ from what might stand out for someone else. This is because of Perceptual Organization – “it refers … Continue reading Data Artistry – the science, art & fun in data viz

Creating a compelling Theory of Change

Developing a clear Theory of Change (TOC) - ideally at the onset of a project - is critical to achieving project goals and demonstrating impact. A TOC documents your strategy for achieving your project goals. It illustrates what you intend to achieve and how you plan to achieve it in a clear and sequential way, … Continue reading Creating a compelling Theory of Change

Digesting the Detail -why simplify the many paged report?

Our key development audiences are quite saturated with lengthy report reading…so lengthy reports are simply not as useful to stakeholders anymore. I have dealt with a few evaluation ‘condensation’ tasks in South Africa. In SA – and the rest of Africa – evaluations are multiple due to the high number of donor funded projects, as well … Continue reading Digesting the Detail -why simplify the many paged report?