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Charts - Do you make graphs easy to digest?

Last updated by RebeccaLiu on 01 Dec 2014 06:12 am (over 7 years ago) See History

Graphs are a great way to display data in an easy to follow visual format. Some graphs, however, are easier to read than others. We recommend staying away from 3-D Graphs and keeping it simple! If you have complex data, it's also a good idea to display 2 or 3 simpler graphs rather than one complex one - the aim of the game is to make digesting the information as simple as possible for your audience.

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Figure: Good Example - Are your graphs simple to understand?

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Figure: Bad Example - When there's more than four preceptual units, a graph becomes hard to digest

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Figure: Good Example - You can split your graphs to make them easer to understand


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