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Effective Visualization

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Visual Analysis

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Visual Analysis
Position

Shape

Color Size/Area

(and text)

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Dashboard Best Practices
Be clear, not
interesting

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Dashboard Best Practices
Some charts rarely work well:
Theres nothing you can That you cant say better with a
say with a pie chart bar chart

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Some charts rarely work well:
Especially when your dimension has lots
of values:

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Other charts to avoid:

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If it doesnt add, it subtracts

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Use text sparingly, and be conscious of its size

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Use color to differentiate, but only when you need to

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Use color to differentiate, but only when you need to

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Use color to differentiate, but only when you need to

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Dont display data redundantly

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Certain charts work well for certain kinds of analysis:
Comparing the value of a measure across one or several
dimensions:

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Certain charts work well for certain kinds of analysis:
Comparing the value of multiple measures across one
dimension:

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Certain charts work well for certain kinds of analysis:
Comparing change over time of one or several
measures

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Certain charts work well for certain kinds of analysis:
Comparing change over time Comparing change over time
of one measure, with a small of one measure, with a large
dimension dimension

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Certain charts work well for certain kinds of analysis:
Percent change, plus current
value

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Certain charts work well for certain kinds of analysis:
Variance with even data: Variance with uneven data:

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Certain charts work well for certain kinds of analysis:
Variance with uneven data:Progress with uneven data:

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Be clear, not
interesting

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