Section IVPLAY IT WITH CHARTS

So far, I’ve laid out the process for selecting appropriate chart forms for visualizing quantitative information, and introduced visual concepts and metaphors to illustrate nonquantitative ideas. However, if you’re like many who face the challenge of mastering these skills, you know it takes time, patience, and, most of all, practice, practice, and more practice. That’s why I offer this section.

In it, you’ll find three things:

• A series of business charts that I’ve gathered from real-life situations

• A challenge to you to improve them

• Suggested improvements to communicate the information more quickly and clearly

Your challenge in this section is to avoid the temptation of simply flipping the pages to see my ...

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