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Creating Data Stories with Tableau Public by Matt Floyd, Ashley Ohmann

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Ten visualization tips

Data visualization is an art and a science. Much has been researched, studied, and published on the topic of what a great visualization is composed of. In this section, let's attempt to clarify some of these findings via some brief explanations, as shown in following list. As with everything in life, your mileage may vary, and there are always exceptions to rules. However, consider these general rules as condensed, combined, and paraphrased here as compared to the industry standards and academic research as you develop visualizations:

  • Readers should be able to understand data visualization quickly. Make it easy for your consumer to read your data visualization. Don't use font sizes that are less than 10 pt if you can manage ...

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