Data visualization principle: Does the chart needs to be interactive?

 •  Filed under Data science and visualization

Re-posting a reminder that:

  1. Yes, interactive charts can be engaging.
  2. But many viewers will not see the data that is not shown by default.
  3. It can be rewarding to let users explore various aspects of the data, but the costs to designer may render the project less practical/worthwhile.

Closely related cousins (and better put) are the points/rules from Archie Tse: