Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Showing Information: The Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

If you’re interested in how to create and use graphical ways of displaying information, the mother lode of ideas can be found at The e-learning site’s mission is to focus on “the ability to evaluate, apply, or create conceptual visual representations.” The periodic table shown above has a pop-up image of each visualization type such as mind-mapping....
...or an organigraph.

Examples of familiar options such as pie charts and venn diagrams are included, but many of the others aren't as well known (to me, anyway) such as a failure tree, a heaven ‘n’ hell chart, or an argument slide. Naturally, I’m thinking about how one or more of these might work in an informational picture book. Have fun exploring and then creating your own visual communications!

Loreen Leedy
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