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4 Key data viz components to get right

What are the key components for good data visualisations?

Aesthetics

Data visualisations should be designed in a way that makes the data easy to digest and interpret.

Accuracy

  • Checking for bias: Is the data source representing all sides of the story fairly?
  • Checking for accuracy: Has the data been verified by another source?
  • Checking for timeliness: Is the data source up-to-date?
  • Checking for completeness: Does the data source provide all of the information you need?

Avoid clutter and excessive data.

Function

Another key thing to keep in mind is that data visualisations should be interactive.

Clarity

Too much information can be overwhelming.

Wrapping Up

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