Data Visualization Best-Practices for Top Contributors

More than pie chart or any other chart, text is often the more impactful visualization you can have. This one highlights noticeable contributions to your business.

Data visualization best-practices

  • Display the Top X contribution which is noticeable
  • Show an indication of what the overall performance looks like
  • Display a bar chart showing the detail of those top contributions
    • Use horizontal bars so that the chart is easy to read
    • Add the value of the KPI at the right of the bar (and not inside)
    • Only display first values and use a scroll bar to access to other items
    • Sort the table in descending order to show top values first
  • Allow the user to dynamically select the KPI he wants to analyze (for instance moving from a Revenue analysis to a Gross Margin analysis)
  • Allow the user to dynamically select the axis of analysis (for instance moving from top Countries to Top Customers)

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