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Your guide to great data visualizations!

Tips for Visualizing Data

A piece of paper with many different data visualizations on it, with a magnifying glass, notebook, and pencils overlaid -- image via PexelsVisualizations should express your central message, clearly and immediately.

Plus, consider these additional tips:

  1. Stick to one main finding per visualization.
  2. Always label and caption your visualizations.
  3. Use scaling and axes appropriately in your visualizations. (Don't mislead your audience!)
  4. Use visualizations when simpler communications won't do. (In other words, consider: do you really need the visualization?)
  5. Consider the people represented by your visualizations. (Choose language, color, and iconography carefully.)
  6. Ask someone outside your team to review your visualizations.