There is visualization in practice and there is visualization in theory and research. Each should inform the other, but it typically doesn’t happen that way. Kennedy Elliot, a graphics editor at the Washington Post, provides a rundown of one branch from the research side of things: human perception. There are quite a few studies.
Human perception for visualization
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Mapping the Most Common Races
Select one or more races for a quick comparison. Counties are colored by the most prevalent.
Marrying Later, Staying Single Longer
Using a century of data, we watch the shift of marital status in the United States.
Days Without a Mass Shooting
Unfortunately, while of varying magnitude, mass shootings are somewhat regular in the United States.