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Data Visualization For Dummies by Stephanie Diamond, Mico Yuk

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Part II

Mastering Basic Data Visualization Concepts

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webextras.eps Want to have a handy list of unbreakable rules for placing text in your data visualizations? Visit www.dummies.com/extras/datavisualization to see our “Ten Unbreakable Rules for Using Text in a Data Visualization.”

In this part…

  • Find out how to choose and use charts effectively from a variety of choices, such as diagrams, pie charts, graphs, and timelines.
  • Learn to add the proper context to your chart so that the viewer doesn't have to guess what your data viz means.
  • Understand how details such as font sizes, text labeling, and patterns can help your users understand what you're presenting in your visualization.

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