Child Welfare Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD)

 

Date of this Version

3-1-2021

Document Type

Article

Abstract

How Can You Better Collect and Organize Data to Support Visualization?  Collect data at the lowest level of granularity as possible  Determine how data elements are collected and are related to each other  Understand who and how institutional data is currently governed  Map changes to data elements, collection methods, and governance across relevant time periods  Identify opportunities to “close” open text elements What Visual Is Most Appropriate for Your Data? Understanding how your data is structured can eliminate certain design options. How Can You Develop Visualizations That Respect Visual Perception of Information? Design Objectives  Accurate representation  Facilitates accurate and quick understanding  Memorable  Appropriate amount of data/context Focusing Intended Users’ Focus  Understand what your end-users will focus their attention on based on their role, interest, expertise, and familiarity with data and relevant issues.  Every element you add to the page or screen takes up a cognitive load on the end-user

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