Charts of Comparative Data

Charts of Comparative Data


Simple charts showing comparative data for annual report

Choosing the right chart format to display data will go a long way to ensuring that the data tells the desired story. Pie charts work really well when there are only two or three divisions on a total. Keeping colours simple reduces distraction and creates calm - which is important when you want your audience to read the data. Create visual chaos if you want to hide the story behind data!

There is a trend towards putting the current period first when displaying data which can be confusing if there are more than two time periods being shown.