Choose the right visualization

Research from Stanford University and the Visual Learning Alliance show that visual representation of data is exponentially better than a bunch of numbers or words on a page.

  • Visuals stick in long term memory
  • 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual
  • Visuals are processed 60,000x faster in the brain than text
  • Visuals have been found to improve learning by up to 400 percent

There are endless number of ways to create a visual. The whole purpose of using data visualization is to make data communication more efficient. 

Here we review six popular visualization options on Metopio and when to use them.