Every perfect chart has to perform two essential tasks. First, charts have to display the desired messages optimally. Secondly, the right chart has to shorten the time your audience needs to understand the message. Fortunately, the infographic below shows 3 fundamental rules that should be followed when choosing the right chart. Moreover, you can be sure that if you learn the cited rules, you will get the right chart no matter what the context of your data is.

In charts, time should always run from left yo right, never top to bottom. Some charts visually compare data categories to each other while others compare values in time and exposes trends. Also instead of always using the default column chart, use different chart shapes for different KPIs.



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