Designing for Charts

Applying basic design principles, Part 3: Details of chart display

Erica Gunn
Feb 1, 2020 · 9 min read

This is the third in a series of articles that illustrate how basic design principles can improve information display. Previous articles focused on whitespace and establishing page hierarchy, and the next will discuss different considerations for choosing between chart types. Here, we’ll get into the details of how to optimize a chart display.

“Good information design works like a tour guide, telling the user what matters most and where to go from here.”