Weekend Minis for Your Lazy, Relaxing Weekend

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Nathan Yau

Visualization Criticism – A criticism on the criticism on visualization. Robert Kosara, Fritz Drury, Lars Erik Holmquist, and David Laidlaw argue that we need to critique to further develop viz theory.

Data Visualization Talks Online – Talks for your viewing pleasure from the likes of Ben Fry, Eric Rodenbeck, Jonathan Harris, and others. A couple hours of weekend learning.

Why Things Cost $19.95 – An interesting article from Scientific American on the “psychological rules of bartering.” Any guesses on this somewhat arbitrary pricing?

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Who is Older and Younger than You

Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.

Divorce Rates for Different Groups

We know when people usually get married. We know who never marries. Finally, it’s time to look at the other side: divorce and remarriage.

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.