15 reasons why you need to learn how to convey information through graphics.
Because you probably never have had a course about graphics.
Because our educational system doesn't emphasize graphic communication.
3-Rs don't include graphics
You know how to use MS Word better than Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.
Most of your PowerPoint presentations consist of text.
Because you can't figure out why PowerPoint graphics don't print well.
You know that graphics are an effective form of communication but you don't think you have a “graphic sense” to design them.
Because you think you don't have time to learn those graphic programs.
Because you think that somebody else can add the graphics later.
But you know that you can't convey to another person in words what you want to express in a graphic.
You don't want to be dependent on others for graphics.
You have to make data understandable.
and, you have a lot of data.
You know that representing data graphically can be very meaningful.
But you don't know how to make meaningful graphics.
You know that you can't “get by” with reports that consist only of text.