As the example demonstrates, it is not difficult to create effective data visualizations. Just remember the basic guidelines. Keep your visualizations:

  • Simple,
  • Interactive, and
  • Self-interpreting.

Besides leading to quicker and more accurate analysis resulting in better decision making, the visualizations in Figures 2 and 3 are more fun to create and much more fun to work with!

So follow the guidelines, be creative, have fun and visualize better!