Visualization

A Beginners Guide to Charting Data

12th Aug `13, 01:45 PM in Visualization

Today, businesses can benefit greatly from analyzing the data that they receive concerning products, sales, and customers. The…

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Today, businesses can benefit greatly from analyzing the data that they receive concerning products, sales, and customers. The value of BI, or business intelligence, comes from being able to sort through this information and identify important connections. Data visualization is a great way to make data discoveryclear and digestible. However, some forms of data visualization are better than others. Here are some tips to follow when working with charts to make sure that viewers understand the data.

Avoid 3D At All Costs

Three-dimensional charts can add unnecessary confusion when it comes to data. The perspective makes it seem that information marked by the back axis is less important than that in the foreground, which is rarely the case. It’s best to simply avoid these types of charts rather than have to worry about misunderstandings.

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