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
Projects by FlowingData See All →
Happiness and Health
When one goes down, so does the other. If only there were a way to keep more people healthy.
All the Foreign Bodies That Got Stuck
Many things get stuck in people’s bodies. This is the percentage breakdown for the most common objects that end up in the emergency room.
Multiple Causes of Death
There’s a 6 percent figure from the CDC that could be easily misinterpreted. Here’s what it means.