Best Practice Guide

The ultimate step-by-step guide for analytic content creators.


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    Updated 23 July 2021

    Title and Subtitle describe the chart

    Plot Area is where the data elements of the visualization are displayed 

    Legend shows what kind of data is represented in the chart this can include series names and color scales

    Series are sets of metrics. A chart can have one or more series

    Numeric axis displays values for the metric 

    Categorical axis displays dimensional values such as item names or dates.

    Axis labels are words or numbers that mark the different portions of the axis

    Axis titles are words that describe the entire axis

    Gridlines are horizontal or vertical lines that extend from the axis ticks

    Data labels identify individual data points

    Marker is a symbol used to indicate the series when multiple series are being used