Tag: data visualization

The Importance of Color in Data Visualization and Dashboard Design

By Spencer E. Sobczak – Data Storyteller at Theia Inc. Data visualization has reached mainstream recognition as an essential part of data storytelling thanks to business intelligence tools like Tableau, Qlik, and Power BI, and for good reason. Vision is one of the five senses we use to process information, making it a powerful tool…
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April 25, 2019 0

Image -> 1000 words… Colors -> more than it

When working on data visualization, dashboards get lit up with color like Christmas tree. Every color has a meaning associated with it. Colors can draw our eyes to what is important and binds the similar things. Example, similar characteristics are represented with same color but different hues when working on dashboard. Why so ? because…
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April 25, 2019 0

Colors : The Art of Data Visualization

Colors defines the aesthetic orientation of a data visualization. Colors attract the audience and inspire them to see the content. In data visualization, colors play a pivotal role in conveying the presentation. There are multiple benefits of using the colors. They can crunch down the complex stories into easily understandable versions. The bright and light…
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April 25, 2019 0

Data Viz Principles

Good data visualization is more about what you mustn’t do than what you must do because it’s a creative endeavor that you wouldn’t want to restrain too much. These are common mistakes you must avoid… The wrong type of graph: The specific type doesn’t match your use case adequately. Using cumulative graphs when the data…
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March 29, 2019 0

Why Don’t You Explain This To Me Like I’m 5

Ironically, many of the most important steps to a compelling data viz happens before you ever add lines and colors to your canvas. The most important questions to ask yourself before creating a visualization is “why?” followed quickly by “so what?”  More often than not, you will be creating these visualizations to compel some sort…
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March 27, 2019 0