Introduction to Data Visualization: Gestalt Principles

Through these sample sketches, visualize the Gestalt Principles of design.


Gestalt Principles are rules regarding how the human brain perceives structure, recognizes patterns, and breaks down complex images. These elements are crucial in data visualizations because they help facilitate understanding when we present our insights to our audience. Using the Gestalt Principles, the audience can more clearly understand the elements of data visualization and, give them an obvious path to follow throughout your data story.

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