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Data Fluency

By : Zach Gemignani, Chris Gemignani, Richard Galentino, Patrick Schuermann, Nathan Yau‚ÄØ
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Data Fluency

By: Zach Gemignani, Chris Gemignani, Richard Galentino, Patrick Schuermann, Nathan Yau‚ÄØ

Overview of this book

Analytical data is a powerful tool for growing companies, but what good is it if it hides in the shadows? Bring your data to the forefront with effective visualization and communication approaches and let?Data Fluency:?Empowering Your Organization with Effective Communication?show you the best tools and strategies for getting the job done right. Learn the best practices of data presentation and the ways that reporting and dashboards can help organizations effectively gauge performance, identify areas for improvement, and communicate results. Topics covered in the book include data reporting and communication, audience and user needs, data presentation tools, layout and styling, and common design failures. Those responsible for analytics, reporting, or BI implementation will find a refreshing take on data and visualization in this resource, as will report, data visualization, and dashboard designers.
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Appendix B
Style Guide

A Data Presentation Style Guide is a shared document that helps everyone in an organization create high-quality, consistent data presentations. The document provides a starting point for anyone creating a report, dashboard, or analytical interface regardless of the tool being used. In fact, the style guide helps to smooth out the inevitable differences across tools. The following table of contents provides a sample of the content that may be covered in a style guide.

  • Chart selection—Guidelines for selecting the right chart for the data and your message.
  • Layout—Design principles for laying out charts and other content on the page, including using gridlines and whitespace.
  • Typography—Font sizes and weights for headings, body, labels, and notes text.
  • Color—Categorical, sequential, and divergent color schemes to be used in charts.
  • Number formatting—Formats for dates, decimals, currencies, and large numbers.
  • Basic charts—...