10 Lessons in Treemap Design

This blog, authored by Zach Gemignani for Juice Analytics, provides ten easy lessons for designing tree maps.


  1. Choose the right measures for size and color
  2. Space matters
  3. Labels should add value
  4. Labels must stand-out against treemap colors
  5. Explanatory legends
  6. Color ranges fit the data
  7. Show correlation by highlighting
  8. Show changes with animation
  9. Simple presentation of node detail
  10. Gradually reveal detail


Gemignani, Z. (2009, February 18). 10 Lessons in Treemap Design [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://www.juiceanalytics.com/writing/10-lessons-treemap-design/

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