I have a dashboard which display different charts as equal sized widgets.The issue with my current UI is when there is more data labels and data sets the charts looks compressed.

example 1

example 2 Is there a better way to handle the multiple data labels/data sets in charts.

  • are these labels interactive? also how is the chart interactive over all? Can i click on / off to filter the labels (remove visibility from the chart)?
    – Mike M
    Apr 24, 2020 at 16:38
  • Yes the labels are interactive has on/off , on click of a label the selected data alone will be show in chart Apr 24, 2020 at 17:02

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Try showing the 5 top total counts by make, and allow them a drilldown (or expand the chart in place) for further examination.

There comes a point of overload where you're showing everything, but they're seeing very little.

Since this is a dashboard, a common pattern is to show the top 3 -7 of a category. You can start with top 5, so the chart is uncluttered, and have a high enough color contrast set so it's easy to pick out:

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