Join Shane Snow for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing the right visualizations, part of Infographics: Planning and Wireframing.
Pie chart, bar chart, line chart, 3D hexagonal pyramid; what are you going to…use to visualize your data?…Remember, there is more than one way to skin an infographic.…In this lesson, we're going to talk about different types of data…visualizations, and when each is well suited for your purposes.…Bar charts, as shown here, are good for showing basic size comparisons, especially…among large numbers of objects.…The length of the bar indicates the size of your statistic.…As with all types of charts, the length of each bar should correspond…mathematically to the data it represents.…
In other words, good data visualization is not just eyeballed; it's measured.…Pie charts, as shown here, are good for showing the comparisons of how a certain…piece of data breaks down into different groups.…You use pie charts when the sum of all the parts adds up to 100%.…This is an example of a pie chart used in the context of a larger infographic.…There are many variations of pie charts out there, including donut charts, which…
- Planning a wireframe
- Finding stories in the data
- Choosing the right visualizations
- Planning the dimensions of the infographic