Helpful article for designing quantitative data.

After identifying message of table consider the following during design process.

  1. meet reader’s expectations
  2. logically structure data to achieve table goals
  3. edit, edit, edit—remove visual clutter
  4. use typography to create hierarchy and maintain the standard throughout
  5. use contrast reduce column numbers
  6. group similar data
  7. use the grid
  8. highlight the important stuff
  9. provide brief summary
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