I'm writing a piece of software that involves users creating graphical charts. After they select the data they want (time period, location, etc.) what order should the next operations below take place?
1) X-Scale grouping (time, location, etc.)
2) Y-Scale modifiers (counts, percentages, costs, etc.)
3) Chart type (column, line, stacked-column)
Excel seems to favor 1 and 2 together and 3 whenever. I'm leaning towards 1 and 2 together and then 3 afterwards.
When you set out to create a chart what do you want to do first? why?