A review of data visualization that is useful for the workplace, with an emphasis on visualization for clarity. A brief review of data visualization followed by practical examples of simple and complex visualizations.
Manipulating shapes to enhance
learning & memory
-paraphrased—poorly—from Andy Kirk.
[A] new kind of professional has
emerged, the data scientist, who
combines the skill of software
programmer, statistician, and
story teller/artist to extract the
nuggets of gold hidden under
mountains of data.
-Hal Varian, Chief Economist @ Google
A SIMPLE TAXONOMY
A simple combination of bars, circles, lines to show the relationship
of data to itself or between other data.
A sophisticated interlinking of several lines, often, using
overplotting to reveal macro-trends, clusters, and grouping.
A combination of words, basic charts, or complex diagrams to
communicate a thesis.
WHICH BAR IS BIGGER?
WHICH BUBBLE IS BIGGER?
The Visual Display of
TOM SCHENK JR