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Data visualisation is at its best when creative design meets hard-hitting statistics, helping the audience make sense of data-heavy topics in an engaging way.

Those clever illustrations can seem daunting at first. To help you master charts and infographics, Midori Nediger, product designer for online tool Venngage offers a complete guide for creating stand-out data visualisation pieces.

Journalists are of course storytellers, but numbers alone will not tell a story. This is where data visualisation can help to evoke more emotion.

"Designers use techniques like color theory, illustrations, design style and visual cues to appeal to the emotions of readers, put faces to numbers, and introduce a narrative to the data," the article reads.

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