Join Bill Shander for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding regional callout boxes, part of Designing a Data Visualization.
- So we have all of our…visualization components in place now.…It's looking really good,…and I just wanted to add a little bit more data.…If you remember from the beginning,…when we were talking about the big idea,…where this all started from,…I really wanted to include regional information as well.…So I can quickly, hopefully at a glance,…see how different regions are performing…compared to each other.…And we're going to do that in two different ways,…one is every one of these boxes…behind each country name,…I'm just going to colorize,…so that they maybe form patterns,…and I can see patterns.…
So, for instance,…I know that the African countries…are at the bottom of the list,…and a lot of other regions are spread out…in different areas within the list,…with exceptions, of course.…The other thing we're going to do…is we're going to add little Callout Boxes…to the side here, which are going to contain…the overall average HDI score for each region,…and show them where they belong in the list.…So, when I got to this point in the project…
The UN Human Development Index used in this course is a perfect example: a composite number used to rank countries on how well they're doing across a range of measures (such as health, wealth, and education). Instructor Bill Shander shows how to make this index data tangible and approachable by imagining the story and visual approach first. He then builds the design in Adobe Illustrator, capitalizing on some automation and scripting abilities the program offers. Start watching for unique insights into the entire data visualization process.
- Working with the data
- Sketching and wireframing your design
- Roughing out the visual design components
- Manually creating the design in Illustrator
- Using Illustrator scripting to improve accuracy, speed, and repeatability
- Designing callout boxes, legends, labels, and more