One approach for mixing the detail you can include in a table while also making use of visual cues is via a heatmap. A heatmap is a way to visualize data in tabular format, where in place of (or in addition to) the numbers, you leverage colored cells that convey the relative magnitude of the numbers.
- Chapter 2 choosing an effective visual
- from Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
- Released: November 2015
The heatmap is a table that one reads but the use of color and sorting can reduce the amount of reading left to right and top to bottom. Make sure to have a legend.
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