What if I’m all ‘thinking about design’, but saddled with an inability to convert thought to creation?
Don’t do it to win – do it to do it. I suspect the problem isn’t whether you can do it at all, but whether you can do it well enough that you’d feel comfortable showing it to anyone else (much less the world). You’re not going to get to that point if you don’t take the first step.
So throw the data into excel. Have it draw a graph. Decide what you hate about the graph, and fix that. Already you’ll be ahead of 80% of the data presenters out there.
A few founts of information, if it helps get this process moving for you: