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Data Visualization Color Best Practices with Theresa-Marie Rhyne

Theresa-Marie Rhyne is Here to Help You Viz with Color

As data visualization practitioners, we often do not realize just how important color is. In today's inspiring conversation, Theresa-Marie Rhyne, a leading expert in computer-generated

visualization, talks about all things color.

Theresa-Marie works as a consultant, specializing in applying artistic color theories to a range of media and has also authored a book, Applying Color Theory to Digital Media and Visualization. We learn about the idea of color harmony and what this means for data visualization practice.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • What color harmony is and how data visualization can use this better.
  • Why it is so important to understand the framework behind how we understand color.
  • What the rainbow color map is and why this is a common mistake in data visualization.
  • Some of Theresa-Marie's key rules for colorizing data visualization.
  • The importance of knowing the type of data you have before deciding on your color scheme.
  • About some tools that you can use to see whether you are color blind or have a color deficiency.
  • What color interactions mean and the effect that this has.
  • Valuable points to consider when applying a color palette to a dataset.

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