I’m a big fan of analytics and try to spend a lot of my time figuring out how to measure, analyze and above all enthousiast people into using analytics and maximizing the its value. One of the things I’ve come across that blew my mind, was that lots of dashboard tools provide a black background
. It might look better, but it makes reading data a lot harder than you think.
There is one simple and above all, it’s the first, step you need to do when making an understandable data visualization: erase the background.
The purpose is very simple: remove all clutter to make it comprehensible at first sight.
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