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January 2017

Out of the Swamp

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After examining the history of data visualization greats I have decided to collect my learnings in the style of history’s data visualization greats. The fourth of these visual summaries is presented and discussed below. You can explore the entire series here.

A pair of pages describe early data visualization pioneers, binned by the age at which they first published a significant chart, READ MORE

Population Cosmos

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After examining the history of data visualization greats I have decided to collect my learnings in the style of history’s data visualization greats. The third of these visual summaries is presented and discussed below. You can explore the entire series here.

Stacked bars allow comparison across nations of the total number of early data visualization pioneers,  READ MORE

Chart-maker Biography

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After examining the history of data visualization greats I have decided to collect my learnings in the style of history’s data visualization greats. The second of these visual summaries is presented and discussed below. You can explore the entire series here.

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History of Infographics

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Explore the History of Infographics Interactive

I am in the process of updating the below design essay to incorporate the production of the interactive. Until then please send feedback via:

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The interactive is designed to be experienced on bigger screens – desktops, laptops, and tablets. Tip: use your keyboard’s arrows to navigate the side panels. It’s been a joy exploring the history of data visualization – I sincerely hope the work, people, and their stories inspire and embolden you to do great things with data. -RJ, Sept 14, 2017


January 2017 Static Poster Design Essay

After examining the history of data visualization greats I have decided to collect my learnings in the style of history’s data visualization greats. The first of these visual summaries is presented and discussed below. You can explore the entire series here.

A map to guide you through the early developments of data visualization, including cartoons of 84 key charts, in the style of John Ogilby’s 1675 Road Atlas. This image is sized for web-consumption and is only a fraction of the actual piece which can be properly enjoyed via:

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