Collection of physical visualizations

Posted to Data Art  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

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.

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The Most Unisex Names in US History

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Real Chart Rules to Follow

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This is an American Workday, By Occupation

I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work.