Data Visualization for Dummies


This book gives examples of how data can be visualized and displayed for use in a business setting, particularly in business analytics. It lays out different types of charts, do’s and dont’s, and gives tips on how to get the most effective visuals for a given set of data.


This book didn’t wow me, but it was perfectly fine to flip through. If I were to have a role that involved a lot more data visualization I may revisit this book, although it is unlikely. I didn’t really take away anything meaningful from this book, apart from the idea that there are many different options out there to explore and different data may need to be displayed creatively in order to get the maximum understanding by those interacting with it.

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