Exploring Cheat Sheets for Data Visualization Techniques

Zezhong Wang, Lovisa Sundin, Dave Murray-Rust, Benjamin Bach

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A cheat sheet is a set of concise graphical and textual explanations, inspired by infographics, data comics, and cheat sheets in other domains. Cheat sheets aim to support learning, teaching, and the regular use of both common and novel visualization techniques in a variety of contexts. To design cheat sheets for visualization tech- niques, we describe four components of a cheat sheet: anatomy, visual patterns, pitfalls and introduction and show examples for three visualization techniques. Our cheat sheets address the increas- ing need for accessible material that supports understanding data visualization techniques, their use, their fallacies and so forth by a larger audience.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2019
EventIEEE VIS 2019 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 20 Oct 201925 Oct 2019


ConferenceIEEE VIS 2019
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