Visualizing data in a way - that everyone easily understands - is difficult. ITONICS Dashboards offer a wide range of different chart types to display data in the right way and turn numbers into knowledge. This article will guide you through the different chart types and answer the question “When to use which chart?”.
Bar Charts are normally used to compare different elements in a specific range of values. You can choose between two types of bar charts:
- Bar Chart (horizontal)
- Bar Chart (vertical)
An example for the application of a Bar Chart could be to display the distribution of project phases within the innovation project entity.
Stacked Bar Charts
Stacked Bar Charts are an extension of the standard Bar Chart. Stacked Bar Charts are usually used to compare different elements within a specific range of values in order to visualize the relationship between different sub-items. You can choose between two types of Stacked Bar Charts:
- Stacked Bar Chart (horizontal)
- Stacked Bar Chart (vertical)
Pie & Donut Chart
Pie Charts and Donut Charts are used for the visualization of proportions inside one category. In this example, the pie charts visualize the proportions of different trend segments. If in a Stacked Bar Chart there is only the necessity to plot one bar, you could consider using the Pie Chart as an alternative.