So long as we are going to write reports, we might as well make them heavy on the visuals and do everything in our power to make the report easy to navigate, especially in a mobile reading culture.

Stephanie Evergreen explains in this post how she worked with a Drexel University research team to use color as one of the ‘organizing principles’ of their award-winning report on autism. The outcome is simple, clean, and easy for others to replicate in their own work.

Read more of Stephanie’s work here, and read the autism report here after you check out the compelling use of graphs below to simply and concisely explain a series of complex trends. Moving toward increased readability and accessibility in our reports may also benefit audit teams, particularly when we are attempting to explain complex concepts in understandable terms.

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