Date: October 27, 2020

This week we reference an excellent article in Medium about the Seven Deadly Sins of Data Visualization, written by Slava Shestopalov, design manager at Eleks Berlin.

The three that stood out for us the most (because we certainly fell prey to them before) were to:

  • Steer clear of nested donuts and 3D graphs as they can be difficult to interpret
  • Avoid styling that may distort data points like smoothing line graphs and adding radial ends to bars
  • Reconsider trendy dashboard designs that may not be appropriate for your audience