Readers: Previously, The Financial Times Graphics team created the Visual Vocabulary to help provide us good choices when we need to create data visualizations. From Dr. Andrew Abela, who in 2009 released his diagram, titled “Chart Suggestion—A Thought Starter” to Stephen Few who has provided us chart choice guidance over the years, we have been searching for the grail or wisdom […]

A question I am often asked is what chart is best for me to use? First, think about what it is you want to show. Is it a relationship between two variables, a distribution, a comparison? The answer to this question will lead you to the right suite of charts that might be appropriate. Andrew […]