About Design Principles

About design principles

In this module, you will be introduced to the ten basic design principles to ensure that your charts are clear and easy to read.

The ten principles include:

  • 1 Chart format

  • 2 Color

  • 3 Text, labels, and legends

  • 4 Readability

  • 5 Scales

  • 6 Data integrity

  • 7 Chart junk

  • 8 Data density

  • 9 Data richness

  • 10 Attribution

Following a primer on the design principles, you will have the opportunity to practice applying the basic design principles for charts and graphs using think-cell. You will work with data to visualize aspects of climate change and its impact on our planet.