This appendix will provide you with a starting template to create your own data visualization guide. The text is provided; you complete it by including your organization's branding, color palette, and sample graphs.
Table of Contents
|Purpose of This Document||174|
|Section One: Your Organization Brand Requirements||175|
|When to Use Bar Graphs||176|
|When to Use a Pie Graph||176|
|When to Use Pareto Charts||177|
|When to Use a Histogram||177|
|When to Use a Time Plot or Line Graph||178|
|When to Use a Combination Graph||178|
Your organization's goal is to become a data-driven healthcare organization. Data-driven means that information must be consumable and contextual, to encourage action that will modify behavior over time. This guide provides developers of dashboards with a set of standards for your organization to ensure a consistent and compelling work product. There are too many visuals to reference in this document, but it's important to keep in mind who your audience is. Not all visuals are created equal, and in most cases simple is better than complex. Remember, most users will not be able to consume more than three variables at a time, and time itself is a variable. That's why complex boxplots and heatmaps are not recommended in most data visualization situations.