What is Data Visualization? Hint: It's at the Intersection of 30 Concepts

January 18, 2011
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What is Data Visualization? Hint: It's at the Intersection of 30 Concepts

This infographic design, by Ffunction, a Montréal-based interface and data visualization design company, visually explains their definition of "Data Visualization." At the core, Data Visualization is an intersection of many fields, concepts and ideas.

Design, infographic, data visualization, Ffunction
Design, infographic, data visualization, Ffunction

They also designed this infographic displaying the heights of the tallest summit on each of the seven continents. Note the Great Pyramid height, in the middle and wayyyyyyyyy at the bottom. The combination of geometric crops on the photographed terrain is a wonderful effect.

Design, infographic, data visualization, Ffunction, 7summits
Design, infographic, data visualization, Ffunction, 7summits

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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