The power of communicating data visually can’t be overstated. We often need to convey a lot of information at a glance to help expert users make quick decisions and work efficiently. For infrequent or novice users, a visual overview of a process or concept can provide orientation and help reduce the risk of mistakes. For all users, the micro-visualization is a small but powerful way to package detailed information in an easily digestible, visual form. Individually or arranged into arrays, these compact visual elements pack a huge punch, giving your users the ability to quickly assess trends, spot outliers, and identify priorities. This presentation explores the use of data micro-visualizations to enhance user experience and explain how to utilize pre-attentive processing and gestalt mechanisms to design more effective visualizations.