Chart Selection: Encoding

When choosing charts to display your data effectively, it is important to consider the encoding of the visual elements. Encoding is how the data is represented using visual elements such as lines, bars, and colors in a chart. Different types of charts use various encoding strategies, which in turn affect how well they portray broad […]

Audience-centric Design

Creating human-friendly and audience-centric visualizations can significantly improve the effectiveness of data storytelling. By focusing on the needs and preferences of your audience, you ensure that your visualizations are engaging, informative, and easy to understand. Here are some factors to consider and examples of how to create effective and impactful visualizations. Understand your audience: Consider […]

Charts or Data Tables?

The choice between data tables or text-based data displays versus charts for presenting data depends on the particular situation and the goals of the information being communicated. When to Use Data Tables and Text-based Displays High precision is needed: Tables display exact numbers and values, while charts give a more approximate representation. For example, imagine […]

Data Storytelling: Displaying Dependent or Independent Categories

Visualizing data helps you gain insights and communicate information more efficiently. Here are some effective charts to display categories that are dependent or independent. Bar charts – These charts are great for comparing different categories independently. For instance, you can use a bar chart to compare the popularity of different music categories in a store. […]

Data Storytelling: Displaying Categorical-Numeric Data

When displaying data associated with distinct categories, each category has a numerical value associated with it, charts focused on categorical-numeric data effectively support your data storytelling needs. Let’s dive into three common types of these charts: grouped, stacked, and multi-series charts. Grouped Bar Charts work well when you have multiple categories, and each category contains […]