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Design principles, essential charts, how-tos, and more on the blog.

Which Chart is Best for My Data?

Explore the Essentials, an online chart choosing tool.

  • Heat Tables

    Do-Able in Excel, Emery's Essentials, Exploratory

    In heat tables, a.k.a. density tables, higher numbers get darker colors and lower numbers get lighter colors.

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  • Panel

    3+ points in time, 3+ series of data, Do-Able in Excel, Emery's Essentials, Line Chart Family, Small Multiples

    A small multiples layout with several line charts of the same shape, size, and proportions aligned in a 2×1, 3×1,...

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  • Social Network Map

    1 point in time, 1 series of data, Do-Able in Excel, Emery's Essentials, Relationships

    Social network maps help you understand relationships between organizations, people, or even conference attendees.

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  • Spark Lines and Spark Bars

    Do-Able in Excel, Emery's Essentials, Exploratory

    Spark lines and spark bars are miniature within-cell bar charts available in Excel 2010 and higher.

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