Thursday, August 13, 2009

Beautiful Info-graphic

While not directly related to genetics, this is an excellent example of well-designed data representation. The New York Times reports the results of a survey of average time spent on various activities through the day by different groups of people.

The graphic is essentially a stacked density plot with time (24 hours) on the X-axis. Clicking on a different group of individuals provides a very smooth transition to the new density distribution, allowing an animated visual comparison. In some ways, this animated version provides an easier comparison than showing multiple versions of the same figure. Furthermore, there is just something compelling about this figure that begs you to examine it more closely...

1 comment:

  1. Nice graph. Amazing how TV eats up almost as much time as work.


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