Common Chart Design Pitfalls

Chart scaffolding is the framework on which we build our visuals to tell data stories, so it’s essential to have a solid foundation. Here are some common pitfalls in data visualization design and how to avoid them.  Inconsistent axis scales can lead to the misinterpretation of the data’s patterns and relationships. For instance, imagine a […]

Designing Charts: Axes

Ensuring that they effectively represent and communicate the underlying data when designing axes for various chart types is essential. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind:  Choose the appropriate chart type: The first step in designing axes is to determine the most suitable chart type for your data. Common chart types include bar […]

Designing Charts: Chart Ranges

Designing the most suitable chart range is crucial for accurately representing your data in visual formats.  Understand your data: The first and foremost thing to do before designing any chart is to understand your data. Data compression should be considered when identifying chart ranges to ensure that the information is effectively represented within the available […]