As UX designers, we have to work with data visualization for many tasks related to showing statistics, reporting and providing feedback. This requires an understanding of how to show complex data in a way that can be interpreted easily.
In my research, I have found a number of articles about different charts and diagram types to use for my daily projects. However, these resources often include complex or outdated methods and use an unnatural method of grouping.
In this article, I have organized diagram types based on the number of categories shown within each whilst moving away from unsuitable styles. Ultimately, I have found that there are 5–6 popular chart types used by modern UX designers.
BONUS: Check out the ‘Essential checklist for chart design’ at the bottom of this article!