Classifications of chart types

A classification of chart types

A few weeks ago, I needed a classification of chart types for my book, and reinventing the wheel was the last thing I wanted to do. I started with Andrew's classification and the Juice Analytics version. It's a good starting point, but I couldn't fit it into my work, so I decided to design my own classification (it's always nice to [...]

By | November 4th, 2013|07 Classification of chart types, Chart Types|9 Comments

Will Traditional Charts Survive?

No, traditional charts are useless  in our complex world Over the next 25 years, we will need new visualization tools to replace traditional charts. As you know, line, bar and even pie charts first appeared 200 years ago, with William Playfair, and perhaps until 25 years ago, they were good enough helping us to make sense of our data. Before [...]

By | January 28th, 2009|07 Classification of chart types, Design|7 Comments