Xenographics

 

Going beyond bars and lines

@maartenzam

September 8, 2016

Helsinki

"As knowledge increases amongst mankind, and transactions multiply, it becomes more and more desirable to abbreviate and facilitate the modes of conveying information from one person to another, and from one individual to the many."
"Everything that can be expressed in numbers can be represented by lines."

William Playfair, 1786

John Playfair

Why visualize?

The secret?

Preattentive processing

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Color

Size

Shape

Position

Rotation

Enclosure

Data

Time

Categories

Continuous

Text

Dimensions

Hierarchy

Network

Geographic

Uncertain

 

small

 

 

 

 

 

BIG

Efficiency

Chart choosers

Chart type

=

data

+

message

+

audience

Dots

Tools

Simple: Excel

Advanced, by category: Plot.ly

Bubble charts: Google Sheets

More

Connected dots

Tools

Trees

Tools

RAW

Excel

Google Sheets

Streams

Tool

RAW

Networks

Tools

Small multiples

Tools

Maps

More

Thanks

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