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Monday, October 20, 2014

Redesigning Bill Gates Favorite Data Visualization

From Perceptual Edge:  A 3D Treemap is at the link ...
" .... Colorful space filling graphs are visually attractive, they do gather your attention.  But are they good ways to visualize data and really understand it?  It is still better to be simple and readily understandable.  Here a look at Bill Gate's favorite visualization, with a reworking of it in a simpler form.   Some of the comments are also interesting, is the visual interest enough to make a difference? Or is it better to just go back to the simpler bar chart? ... " 

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