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Four Considerations for Effective Visualizations

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Noah Iliinsky, Advanced Visualization Expert, IBM Center for Advanced Visualization writes on the pillar of successful data visualization:

This is the first of a series of five posts discussing the four pillars of successful visualizations. In this article I’ll introduce the four pillars and discuss why they’re in the order they’re in; and then in subsequent posts I’ll examine each pillar in depth and explain how to think about and use the concepts when building an effective data visualization.

A successful visualization:

  • has a clear purpose and focus
  • contains (only) the right content
  • is structured correctly
  • has useful formatting

Therefore, the pillars are, in this order:

  1. purpose
  2. content
  3. structure
  4. formatting

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Source: www-304.ibm.com

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