Population pyramid 1980 – 2040
Demographic transition of the four largest cities of the Netherlands compared to the three shrinking regions from 1980 to 2040 in 3D.
It can be hard to find the most appropriate visualization method. But the basic journalistic questions and the structure of your data-set already define your visualization. To help you find it, I build this taxonomy.
Within each pentagon you’ll find one of the journalistic questions:
Combine two colors, like WHO and HOW MUCH, to find at the intersection the most appropriate visualization. In this case: the hierarchy of persons (or objects) based on values.
When combining three questions you’ll find the visualization within the vertices in the corresponding color. So the combination of WHO + WHERE + WHEN results in ‘Tracks’ of people (or objects) through space and time.
Have your own Infographic Taxonomy-cube (which I constructed around a common polyhedron: a icosidodecahedron) by sending me an e-mail f.ruys @ vizualism.com. No need to use your pair of scissors; you’ll get a pre-folded and laser cutted plan to glue your own Infographic Taxonomy.
Design: Frederik Ruys.