Quite often we will see data visualisations which try to stand out by using too much colour. The problem is that this can lead to cognitive overload as there is too much to process. Additionally when everything is the same colour then nothing really stands out.
Analysing the data as aggregate bar charts and individual points on a line made me think about different ways I could improve my average step count.
Set actions are versatile: the metric calculation can be used to change the chart, title and colour of the measure selector!
By using colour and an insightful title, we can focus our audience’s attention to a key take-away.
The lollipop chart is a simple, fun variant on the bar chart whilst retaining most of its accuracy.