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Data Visualization

Use this guide to learn basics of data visualization.

Best practices for data visualization

Here are a few simple tips for you to follow:

Pay attention to basic elements

  • Give your chart a title
  • Label your chart element
  • Include a source line
  • Display enough data to provide context

Simplify less important information

  • Simplified chart elements to highlight what is most important

Use color carefully.

  • Use sequential single hue color to show numerical values
  • Stick with 6 colors max for categories
  • Remember some people have color blindness