WTF visualizations

Posted to Ugly Charts  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

There are a lot of poorly conceived graphics that make little sense or do the opposite of what they’re supposed to do. You know what I’m talking about. We see them often. You can either (1) get upset and overreact a bit; or (2) you can laugh. The latter is more fun, and that is the premise of the new Tumblr WTF Visualizations. Enjoy.


One Dataset, Visualized 25 Ways

“Let the data speak” they say. But what happens when the data rambles on and on?

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?

The Most Unisex Names in US History

Moving on from the most trendy names in US history, …

Graphical perception – learn the fundamentals first

Before you dive into the advanced stuff – like just about everything in your life – you have to learn the fundamentals before you know when you can break the rules.