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5 Data Visualization Best Practices for Ad Hoc Reporting

GrapeCity, Inc.

When it comes to explaining information, particularly complex numerical data, there are few approaches more powerful than telling a story visually. Today, itís easier than ever for anyone to create a visual report, and end up with confusing, distracting and even misleading visualizations.

This white paper outlines a few basic data visualization principles to improve the clarity and impact of visualizations, ensuring that the story in the data is expressed as effectively as possible. These tips include:

  • Understand the data types
  • Identify the relationships
  • The power of "preattentive attributes"
  • Keep it simple
  • Waste no pixel

Read the white paper to learn more and to get more insight into each tip.

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Published:  Feb 25, 2013
Length:  2
Type:  White Paper