Shapes can be incredibly powerful. It’s a statement you’ve probably never heard before, but it’s true—circles, squares, and triangles can really pack a punch when it comes to data visualization.
How? When used strategically, shapes—along with color and size—can help draw attention to key data points and highlight your insights. That’s right, you should never expect your data to speak for itself if you simply flash a chart in your virtual meeting or presentation. You must explicitly SHOW your audience where you want their attention.
And the best part about using shapes in data visualizations? You don’t need to be a designer to create easy-to-scan “callouts” using simple shapes. Check out the video to learn a few tricks for adding shapes to make your insights clear at-a-glance.
Want more strategies for creating easy-to-digest data visualizations that shine a spotlight on your ideas? Check out our Presenting Data Visually workshop for teams.