Nolan Haims

Visualizing Data

Thursday, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Poor data design leads to overly complicated charts that take too long to understand and steal valuable time from your audiences. Worse, a careless approach to visualizing data can lead to misinterpretation of the messages you are trying to communicate.

This session will focus on fundamental design and data visualization principles to help significantly improve the effectiveness of your charts and communicate the story of your data as efficiently as possible.

We will cover:

  • Reducing color and adding emphasis
  • Identifying and removing “chart junk"
  • Why legends are so bad and how to get along without them
  • Solutions for complex data sets