How to Make Bad Plots


Mar. 5, 2024, 12pm to 1pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Graduate College, 2nd Floor, Gather Room 269


Lots of newspapers, websites, and PowerPoint presentations show fancy visualizations, obscuring any information that might be learned. How can you create presentations that show you can press buttons, but obscure the content? This workshop will show you how to present data badly, and let you decide if that is the path you wish to take.

By participating in this workshop students will:

  • Learn about common data visualization pitfalls, like misleading charts, miscommunication, poor use of colors, and cluttered content.
  • Check out intentionally poor plotting techniques to understand how to improve data visualizations and make better presentations.

Speaker: Dr. Daniel Wright, Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education

Admission Information

This workshop is open to UNLV students. Please log in to your Grad Rebel Gateway (GRG) account and click on The Grad Academy tab to RSVP for this workshop. If you do not have a GRG account, you will be prompted to create one.

Contact Information

Graduate College
Grad Academy

External Sponsor

Graduate College