Data Visualization Toolkit: Charts General Resources

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When we think of visually representing data, charts (or graphs) are typically what first come to mind. To avoid having charts that look like Excel defaults or uninspired, here are some tips for creating charts that accurately represent the data and fuel engagement in data-based action.

Charts General Resources

  • Data Visualization Checklist. This checklist provides detailed guidance on text, arrangement, color, and lines. It is useful to refer to when developing a chart of any type.
  • Emery’s Essentials. This online tool by Ann K. Emery can help determine which chart type is most appropriate for your data.
  • Attributes of a Good Data Display. These checklists provide a list of structural and functional attributes to consider when preparing data for presentation or distribution.