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Friday, May 31
Data Visualization
Data Visualizations at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Fri, May 31, 3:40 PM - 5:15 PM
Regency Ballroom EF

The Story of a Chart: Data Visualization Principles to Simplify Complexity (305110)

*Evan Laurie, University of Washington 

Keywords: data visualization, interactive, javascript, chart, bubble chart

Data visualizations are highly contextual; a chart that is immediately understood by a seasoned researcher may instantly confuse a general audience. We present a case study of a researcher’s request to add a new chart to one of our interactive visualization products, and how we modified the chart to be useable by a wider audience. The case study demonstrates our thought processes and workflows for using good data visualization principles to create easily understood interactive data visualization products.