Data Visualizations: Considering color choices

By ASN Staff

Lisa Charlotte Rost delves into what you should consider when choosing colors for data visualization. With the powerful potential of visualizations in relaying conclusions within a short burst of attention, color choices can make or break their effectiveness.

The author explores topics such as:

  • Including a detailed legend to explain what your colors encode
  • Considering the importance of the color grey
  • Determining color contrasts for effectiveness
  • Using intuitive colors based on the culture of your audience


Please read the full article, which includes many examples of good and bad data visualizations.

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Lisa Charlotte Rost delves into what you should consider when choosing colors for data visualization. With the powerful potential of visualizations in relaying conclusions within a short burst of attention, color choices can make or break their effectiveness.

The author explores topics such as:

  • Including a detailed legend to explain what your colors encode
  • Considering the importance of the color grey
  • Determining color contrasts for effectiveness
  • Using intuitive colors based on the culture of your audience


Please read the full article, which includes many examples of good and bad data visualizations.

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Friday, June 8, 2018