Choosing the right visualisation using Taxonomy… 

Choosing the right visualisation is important, and although the use of certain visualisations is sometimes entirely obvious for particular types of data, it can also be equally confusing.

This blog post by Andrew Abela goes some way to providing a classification scheme for visualisations to make it easier for those not familiar with data representation which techniques to use.

You can also use this tool to quickly select the appropriate visualisation using an intuitive interface.