Data Viz Hacks (Advanced): Creating Your Own Line Gradient

Introduction Quadrigram has over 15 built-in color schemes. These range from Primary (12 colors), Secondary (6 colors), Monochrome, Sempahone, and Heat. You can find these color presets in the styles panel of your chart where it says “scale of colors” right above fill color of each item. These default colors are quick and great way… Read more »

Charts Explained: Word Clouds

Introduction Word clouds give you the ability to present textual data visually by positioning larger tags (i.e. words) most frequently used and the smaller tags by least frequently repeated. This creates a visual structure that allows your public to easily parse out the most frequently used words.  When to Use? These types of visual communication… Read more »

Design Tips: Mind-Mapping for Data Visualization

Introduction Let’s say you have a project but you don’t know where to begin. The canvas is in front of you and you have a million different ideas that you would like to include.  Simply put, you don’t know where to start. We’ve all been there. Whatever it is, a great way to get through… Read more »

Chart of the Day: Radar Charts

Radar Charts Radar charts are ideal for when you are looking to compare many variables in a chart. By taking multivariate data, one is able to interpret the data graphically in a two-dimensional chat, typically with three or more quantitative variables. While the names of radar charts vary, from spider charts to star plots, from… Read more »

Tutorial: Working with Outputs

Introduction In this tutorial, we will show how to create an immersive data story experience for your user using outputs.  But what exactly are outputs? Think of outputs as links between charts in your data story. Whereas formulas give you the power to control your data, outputs give your audience the power to interact with data. This… Read more »

Design Tips: Make Organization Better with 5 Hat Racks Tool

Five Hat Racks When working with data, you want to be able to present information in a clear and effective manner. This saves time and facilitates the streamlining process of your project.  In the long run, this will lead to less mistakes and errors and more time in focusing on finding the right solutions to… Read more »

Finding the story in your Data: Part 1

We often tend to think that data as just numbers in a spreadsheet. But that is simply not the case. Data is much more than that. They are pieces of information that framed in the right way can leave a lasting impression on your audience. Whether you are looking to awe your audience, inspire, or… Read more »

Charts Explained: Heatmaps

Heat Map They plot geographical coordinates overlayed with a color spectrum to communicate density, based on a continuous variable linked to the coordinates. Althought the term is not universally used in the GIS world, (also known as “intensity maps”, “point density interpolation” or “hot spot maps”), it’s now the most used to refer to these… Read more »

The Image (Resources) You Need to Create Compelling Visual Stories

Images are great for complementing your storytelling process. Think of them as a “buffer” to your presentation. For those with complex data, they can help relieve the amount of information you have while still transmitting the message you wish to communicate to your audience.  You want to make sure you don’t want to oversaturate your readers… Read more »

Splash Some Color To Your Project With These Incredible Resources

Quadrigram’s editor has built-in swatches to help you choose the color to help complement your presentation. Whether you are using color to communicate mood, brand identity, to convey meaning and structure, or a mix of all, color helps add credibility and value to your presentation. It is an important element of visual communication that adds… Read more »