Session 8538: The Basics of Developing Effective Information Visualizations
Track: Technical & Reporting
Primary Presenter: Primary Presenter: Anna Kourouniotis [Database Analyst II - Duke University]
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The main goal of this presentation is to list and illustrate ways to develop a strong foundation on information visualization that may be used for visual data analysis. The first objective is to provide the audience with the “vocabulary” to describe visualizations. Knowing the vocabulary is the necessary start for attempting to discern which designs are appropriate for answering a given question or solving a problem. Focus will be placed on some of the foundational charts and graphs. The presenter will attempt to answer questions like, what charts are there, which charts are popular, which charts to use - why and when? Recommendations for embedding user-friendly tips and instructions for navigating dashboards will also be made. Please note that the tool the examples and simulations are based on is Tableau, but the principles may be applied across other data visualization applications.