May 2, 2018 - 2:00 PM
May 2, 2018 - 3:00 PM
What Is Good DataViz Design?
Your charts suck! You’ve spent massive resources on research and analysis, but when it comes time to present your results, your default charts from PowerPoint are nothing special. Learn how to apply core data visualization design principles to create charts that clearly make your audience go “Ah-ha!”
Product managers, data analysts, engineers, designers and researchers are often expected to effectively communicate their insights to non-data professionals; customers, executives, co-workers or the general public. This audience doesn’t want to see the numbers or the detailed analysis, they just want to understand the insights from the data.
Good DataViz Design means going beyond the charting templates and designing visualizations that reveal insights and tell stories to your audience. Data visualizations are used in dashboards, websites, mobile applications, presentations, reports, websites, infographics and more. There are hundreds of ways to visualize data, and once you have chosen an appropriate visualization style for your data, you must customize the design to make sure your audience quickly and easily understands your message. You need your own toolbox of applications and websites to create different visualizations and charts, and all of your dataviz designs will benefit from these core principles of good dataviz design:
- Focus on a Key Message
- Visually tell your story step-by-step
- Take advantage of the Picture Superiority Effect
- Use Pre-Attentive Attributes to lead your audience’s focus
- Build your credibility with data transparency
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I want to take a specific course that isn't listed online. Will it be offered in the future?
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