Data Viz 0r Eye Candy?

It is interesting how much time a lot of designers spend on creating an engaging visualization.

At the end of the day, isn’t data just data? 

As long as we are presenting it in a meaningful way, should we really spend so much time prettying up our dashboards?

This is where I find that data consumers (which is pretty much everyone) who see an dashboard that has been designed for its purpose, spend a lot more time consuming the information

E.g,

The first dashboard was created within 5-10 minutes with the Tableau Superstore dataset. It provides some very useful info

 

But, the second ones begs a lot of questions and you are intrigued to spend a lot more time with it.

 

So, with this particular series, I will put up images of some dashboards that have caught my eye that or the ones I have created. So, hopefully, you can get some inspiration

 

enjoy the eye-candy