Tables are a common way to show data, but in my current work, I don’t create them frequently. Admittedly, when I come across a table, I often choose to visualize the data. I should clarify that I am not proposing that we never build tables. Instead, let’s understand their benefits and shortcomings so we can be thoughtful about when to use them and how to design good data tables.
Click through for some interesting thoughts around a sometimes-forgotten visual.