Got a big idea? You need to get it across quickly and efficiently, or modern audiences will move on to the next story clamoring for their attention. Data visualization allows you to make the complex simple, the abstract tangible, and the invisible (data) visible with great illustrations. Here, Bill Shander shows how to understand your data and your audience, craft the story you need to tell, and determine the best visual model and details to use for that story.
Channeling your audience
Understanding your data
Determining the information hierarchy
Sketching and wireframing your ideas
Defining your narrative
Using typography, color, contrast, and shape to convey meaning
Making your visualization interactive