When creating data visualizations and dashboards, it’s not about creating “pretty charts,” it’s about effectively communicating the meaning of data to your users.
There are so many tools, tips, and tricks for good visualizations, and it can be hard to know which ones to utilize. In this eBook, our consultants share their expertise on how to create data visualizations that provide the most value to your organization.
We expand on the following tips to help you create powerful visualizations that guide users to insight.
Know your audience and what they care about.
The layout should facilitate a natural flow to consume the information provided.
Use design to highlight what's important and promote optimal understanding.
If it doesn't add meaning to the chart, don't use it.
Space between bars and lines matters.
Avoid pie charts and other charts that visually skew data.