Explatory and Directed

These are the main purposes of data viz. Remember the first rule of the data analytics, i mention about determine the objection.

Visual Perception Principles
  • We have limited working memory
  • We focus on what stands out
  • It has to be a context or story
  • We recgonize familiar patterns
  • Every charts and graphs has meaning
Use “FACT” Strategy

Lastly we have guidelines. I know that this article a bit bored but its all so important for data visualization. This is shortly FACT :

As we know, data visualization is important part of data analytics. Business reports , scientific researches and so on, all uses data visualization. Because humanity’s most powerful tool is sense of seeing. Because of we usually affected from visual things. Think about advertising , pictures or movies they all based on visual things. This is fundamental fact that about why data visualization so important.

While you are about to data visualization , you should focus on two things

Explatory and Directed

  • Explotary
  • Directed

These are the main purposes of data viz. Remember the first rule of the data analytics, i mention about determine the objection. What is our purpose ? Which problem we will solve ? Before you start a data viz you also should consider these rules. Then everything okay , we find out clear and proper data and we transformed the data according to demands then we implemented some calculations or parameters to transfor data. What is next ? I heard you that you sad creating visualization. Yes the most amusing part of data analytics. We ready for awesome charts,bars,maps etc. But we should stop in this period. I know that you are excited about data viz and you want to start immediately to create dashboards. However first of all we should understand that philosophy of data viz. ( Don’t worry we will also explain more technical issues as well)

Visual Perception Principles

  1. We have limited working memory
  2. We focus on what stands out
  3. It has to be a context or story
  4. We recgonize familiar patterns
  5. Every charts and graphs has meaning

Our key phrases are “Stand out ” and “intiutive“. When you look at a dashboard in five second(five second rule) you should infer someting. So our questions is What stands out for you ? Also the dashboard should be intiutive , i mean we should provide an insight. This part of can be a bit confused but don’t worry, its not.

Use “FACT” Strategy

Lastly we have guidelines. I know that this article a bit bored but its all so important for data visualization. This is shortly FACT :

  • Frame the questions
  • Assemble the data
  • Calculate results
  • Tell others or explain other your data viz

Today we have talked about data visualization’s philosophy . In this section we built some basis. In next article we will deep into more technical issues. I want to create a article series about data viz so keep in touch. See you