I’m pretty sure there’s a ton of untapped potential in data represented physically. Maybe not in the analytical insights sense but in that fuzzy unmeasured way of feeling data somehow. That might be my new point of interest for next year, and it’ll probably involve beer and LEGOs. Pierre Dragicevic and Yvonne Jansen maintain a chronological list of physical visualization, dating back to 5500 BC up to present.
Collection of physical visualizations
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.
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.
How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown
We know spending changes when you have more money. Here’s by how much.