Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Visualizing Information

This has been an interesting topic for me for a long time.  In the earliest ventures to popularize the ways to visualize data or information, Edward Tufte, Yale University statistion, wrote a book called, "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information," (1983) and then "Envisioning Information" (1990).   We'll this stirred many an imagination and now we have sites, such as  This site does a wonderful job at showing how we can find & learn the complex answer to a question with a single, clever graphic.  Try this page, that answers the question: "How much caffeine do I have each day?"  It displays the various kinds of drink by caffeine and sugar levels.  Wonderful.


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