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Data Visualization / Information Design

This guide is intended to help create effective, visually pleasing and informative data visualizations.

Before Visualing Data Consult These Resources

To visualize data effectively it is important to have a good foundation of design principles that incorporate accessibility and readability of the content.

Overview

Cognition

What is cognition and why is that important to data visualization / chart design?

Cognition is "the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses". [Oxford English Dictionary]

Assuredly, acquiring knowledge through imagery makes 'sense'.

Fonts

Color

Designing Charts