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Data Visualization

A Guide for Creating Great Vissualizations

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Creating a data visualization is an iterative process. The best visualizations follow a clear plan from start to finish, changing design and layout based on feedback. The details of the visualization should contribute to an overall story that presents the data clearly. It's also important to describe what the data does not say. 

This Guide is designed to walk you through the process of visualizing your data step-by-step. Each page of this guide describes one step in the visualization process (illustrated below) and includes:

  • Discovering Data
  • Planning your Visualization
  • Creating the Visualization
  • Executing your plan
  • Other Resources

A flow chart of the data visualization process