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Mind your data visualization: How to present your data effectively by getting the most out of your reader's brain capacity

Mind your data visualization

If I am to believe my mom, I was already pasting stickers next to each other in a neat pattern when I was around four years ...
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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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Another 4 ways to present bar charts

We all love reading Andy’s blog posts here at Datylon. In the latest 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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