This lesson addresses the key concepts in explanatory information visualization. It shows how to construct useful visualizations that communicate insight and allow for decision making. The lesson explains how to properly use color, pre-attentive attributes, and whitespace. It demonstrates how to construct common charts and graphs in Excel.
Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to
- define explanatory versus exploratory information visualization
- apply best practices to create compelling explanatory visualizations
- use Excel to create visualizations