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A Guide to Data Visualization Best Practices

The world is inundated with endless information. Navigating it successfully requires effective data communication. One way ...
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How Is Data Visualization Used In Government? Exploring Automated Solutions

How is data visualization used in government? They gather massive amounts of information on almost...

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The 5 Best Data Visualization Dashboards: Exploring Automated Reporting Solutions

An effective data visualization dashboard helps to promote quick decision-making by telling a...

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Which Data Visualization Tool Is Best For Dashboards?

Are you dealing with mountains of data but struggling to make sense of it? Data visualization is...

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What Is Interactive Data Visualization

Interactive data visualization (IDV) is using software to present and manipulate data visually. It...

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What is automated data reporting? A complete guide

Almost everything in life has become data-driven. Businesses from various sectors have multitudes...

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5 Financial Data Visualization Techniques

Gone are the days of creating dry, monotonous reports. Financial data visualization techniques...

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A Guide To Data Visualization Color Palettes

Did you know that your data visualization color palettes play a more crucial role than just...

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The Benefits Of Healthcare Data Visualization

When questioned about my profession, my response is that I work as a data visualization designer....

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A Guide to Data Visualization Best Practices

The world is inundated with endless information. Navigating it successfully requires effective...

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Why Is Data Visualization Important?

Data visualization is vital in the digital age due to the vast information available. A picture...

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7 Data Visualization Techniques You Should Know About

Have you ever wondered how a simple graph can unravel the intricacies of massive datasets? What if...

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Our Favorite Data Visualization Books

In today’s data-driven world, the ability to create visualizations that effectively deliver...

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How to pick the right graph for financial data visualization

When it comes to selecting the right graph for financial data visualization, it's important to...

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A Guide To Data Visualization using Excel & Datylon Plugin

Data visualization is a useful tool to help users better understand trends, patterns, and insights...

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7 Bad Data Visualization Examples

Understanding the complexities of data can be a challenging task. To simplify this entire process,...

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Datylon vs Power BI for automated reporting

In the dynamic landscape of business intelligence, Datylon and Power BI stand out as premier tool...

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8 steps to design a report template

Designing and updating a recurring report can be a daunting task, consuming a significant amount of...

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How to use templates for embedded recurring reports: Blueprint

Embedded reports play a crucial role in today's data-driven business landscape. By embedding...

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Datylon chart chat

When OpenAI released ChatGPT to the public in November 2022, both the potential and challenges of...

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Mastering Versioned Stand-Alone Reports

In the world of data reporting, versioned stand-alone reports occupy a special niche. They are a...

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Halloween: run for your life?

It’s that time of the year again when you shouldn’t be surprised if you bump into...

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Building an automated reporting solution with Datylon Report Server

Closing the gap between engaging report designs and automated delivery of personalized information...

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Why embedded reporting is a game changer for SaaS companies

In the rapidly evolving landscape of Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses, the currency isn't...

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What's new in Release 55

With this small release, we have focused our efforts on refining your experience, ensuring...

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The best data visualization tools (2023)

What do you need data visualization tools for? Whether you’re a data scientist, data visualization...

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A deep dive into... stream graphs

As a design enthusiast, stream graphs truly speak to my mind. With their elegant and captivating...

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10 dos and don’ts in report design

During my Neurobiology studies, I've read many research reports and scientific papers. These...

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What's new in Release 54

We're excited to announce the revitalization of our Datylon online platform, with the newly named...

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Datylon for Illustrator vs. Adobe Illustrator Graph tool

We enjoy working in Illustrator. This is the industry-standard design tool that can do A LOT in...

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To click or not to click: static vs. interactive charts

So, you've decided that your presentation, article, or thesis needs some data visualization. And...

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What's new in Release 53

Just saying hello with a small, yet significant update that you should definitely know about....

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Do you speak dataviz?

Are you a newcomer to the data visualization world? Or are you struggling with some terms in data...

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What's new in Release 52

Happy New Year! 🎉 We hope this year is full of great health and happiness. Until then, cheers to...

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Datylon unwrapped: the best albums of 2022!

And that's a wrap! 2022 is coming to an end, and what a year it was, huh? From large global events...

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11 tips for designing accessible charts for visually impaired readers

Recently we’ve published an article about how to choose and refine a chart for colorblind viewers....

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5 actionable ways to create engaging and impactful data visualization

The world today is a data-driven economy. Businesses of all sizes rely on data to make informed...

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Do you speak data?

Are you interested in telling data stories with data visualizations? But your data language can...

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What's new in Release 51

Today we released yet another Datylon version packed with improvements and new features on...

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How to make a scatter plot in Illustrator with Datylon

Recently, electric cars are becoming an alternative to cars with internal combustion engines...

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A deep dive into... scatter plots

When I think about scatter plots, my mind takes me back to the years when I studied and worked as...

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The journey towards repertoire diversity in U.S. orchestras

Margaret Bonds was a fascinating and truly talented woman. Born in Chicago in 1913, she was only...

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Master the rules - then break them

Rules are everywhere. In modern society, you can not go anywhere without rules to follow. Imagine...

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A guide to effective data visualization

The total amount of data in the world is increasing extremely fast. It is forecasted that the...

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What's new in Release 50

Our main work was more ”under the hood” in the last months. It means that with the release R50, we...

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5 inspiring data visualization galleries

If designed with care and preparation, data visualization can immensely improve viewers’...

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80 types of charts & graphs for data visualization (with examples)

Ask any dataviz expert and they will tell you there aren’t many things as annoying as the wrong...

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The survival rates of chess pieces in a divergent visualization

Recently I wrote a ‘deep dive’ blog post about bar charts. The bar chart is used often because of...

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How to make a bar chart in Illustrator with Datylon

English breakfast is a widely known traditional meal. Its history dates back to the 14-century’s...

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A deep dive into... bar charts

Bar charts and pencils: what do they have in common? When writing this blog, I really don’t know...

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The best charts for color blind viewers

How do we see the world in colors? It all starts with the light. The light can come from the Sun,...

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9 types of data visualization

When somebody asks me about my profession and I tell them that I’m a data visualization designer,...

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Data visualization within Adobe Illustrator

With a goal to dive deeper into the growing need for smarter dataviz solutions within Illustrator,...

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What's new in Release 49

So a designer walks into a bar...

Okay, we're not that good at telling "bar" jokes. We'd much...

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How to make a pie chart in Illustrator with Datylon

In this tutorial, we will make a multi-level (or multi-layered) pie chart that shows the chemical...

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Mind your data visualization

If I am to believe my mom, I was already pasting stickers next to each other in a neat pattern...

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ReVIZiting the humble supermarket receipt

A while ago, Sussie Li (@DataToViz) shared on Twitter a prototype for a reconditioned supermarket...

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A deep dive into... treemaps

“Your disk is almost full. Save space by optimizing storage”. Does this sound familiar? Well, for...

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How to make a treemap chart in Illustrator with Datylon

Climate change is one of the most heated (no pun intended) topic conversations today. This is not...

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Our take on data storytelling

Increasingly organizations are turning to their data to measure, track, report, and ultimately...

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The birth of a new chart

Creating effective and beautiful visualizations is a process. Very rarely (along with many things...

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Happy New Year 2022!

The end of 2021 is almost here. And what a year it was. Surely, we all hoped for some things to go...

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What's new in Release 48

The end of the year is approaching very soon. Although some of us at Datylon are still busy...

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How to make a line chart in Illustrator with Datylon

As of the end of the 2021 Men’s tennis season, Novak Djokovic is holding 1st place in the world...

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A deep dive into... line charts

Am I right if I say that you have been bombarded with the ‘flatten the curve’ line chart the past...

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What have we learned with Datylon reviews on Capterra

Not long ago, Datylon decided to join the software reviews platform Capterra. There are many...

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What's new in Release 47

At Datylon, we strive to make it easier for our users to create and share data visualizations. And...

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How to make a bubble chart in Illustrator with Datylon

Would a $10,000 yearly income increase make you happy? And what about $100,000? I guess you’re...

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A deep dive into... bubble charts

It is believed that the bar chart is the king of all charts. It’s easy to read and most people are...

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How to make a dot plot in Illustrator with Datylon

A dot plot is a chart type that packs a lot of information in a small space. Recently, we had a...

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How to make a heatmap in Illustrator with Datylon

Lately, we’ve been writing a lot on heatmaps: how they work, how you should use them, and what to...

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A deep dive into... dot plots

First things first: let’s start by clearing up some terminology. Chart naming always triggers a...

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What's new in Release 46

This month’s release is focused on keeping Datylon for Illustrator future-proof. With R46, we...

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How to best tell the story behind confronting data

When you find the time and have the skills, setting up your own data visualization project is one...

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What's new in Release 45

You asked, we listened! If you design charts and reports, sometimes you surely need to change the...

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A deep dive into... heatmaps

Chart types can sometimes be summarized into one iconic example. Think about the global warming...

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What's new in Release 44

Another couple of weeks have passed and here we are with yet a new version (R44) of our Datylon...

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A deep dive into... pie charts

I have often said that pie charts are the Comic Sans of data communication, but over the last few...

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What's new in Release 43

First of all, we wish you a healthy and inspiring 2021! Let's hope that we can soon go back to our...

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What's new in Release 42

Here at Datylon, we are working flat-out to make our chart maker the perfect home for your chart...

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Bar Charts 101 - Tips and suggestions for your next bar chart.

Simple on the surface, the faithful bar chart is often one of the first introductions we get to...

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What's new in Release 41

Although we are in the middle of a hot summer at this side of the globe, we keep on working hard to...

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What's new in Release 40

We are happy to announce once again a new release of Datylon. With very good news for those users...

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G-E-N-D-E-R I-N-E-Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y, find out what it means to me

To recap: Sarah Leo, Visual Data Journalist at The Economist, wrote a great article on how even...

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How reviews from users make Datylon successful

Since the launch we’ve spent a lot of time talking to users. Priorities in our product roadmap are...

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What's new in Release 39

It's time again for some new improvements and additions to our charting platform. We invested in...

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What's new in Release 38

We are happy to announce once again a new release of Datylon! This time we added the bullet chart...

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What's new in Release 37

It's time for some nice additional color features in our platform to give you even more choice and...

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Other ways to present bar charts

We all love readingAndy’s blog postshere at Datylon. In thelatest one, we even felt a bit...

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Line charts & sampling time series data sets

When venturing in dataviz space one quickly runs into the task of visualizing a time series...

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