when working on dashboards and dealing with different sets of data how do you guys choose the right types of charts?
This is a good resource: http://www.datavizcatalogue.com/index.html
Great share, man. I know they say DN is not as good as before but this is a very thoughtful resource. Just shared with my team. Thanks again.
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I'd definitely recommend the books: show me the numbers and information dashboard design by Stephen Few to get you started.
Really it's about who is going to be using the dashboard? what do they need to see? is the data they are seeing within predefined ranges? Is the data discrete or continuous? Can you simplify what the user needs to see? Are you oversimplifying what the user needs to see?
awesome I will have to check it for sure!
Another great resource: https://www.ibm.com/design/language/experience/data-visualization/chart-models/
Hi guys, I'd also recommend you https://chart-templates.com, a huge repository of live customizable templates.
"Overview first, zoom and filter, then details-on-demand
Overview first, zoom and filter, then details-on-demand
Overview first, zoom and filter, then details-on-demand"
While the IBM and DataViz links are nice, they don't tell you where to start and they falsely get you into thinking about "which chart should I use," before you even know what data is needed. It's important for any dashboard to understand the following before you consider the visual design:
- What decisions the user needs to make
- Which data do you need to make those decisions?
- What level of hierarchy is necessary to provide an overview of that information
- What level of explORation (versus explANation) is needed in the data to make a decision
After that then you then need to understand what data you have (it may not be the data you need, identified above) that supports the above, what format it is in and THEN you can get to the best way to visualize it, which those links help with.