“Book” tip: Interactive Dataviz lexicon

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Data visualization in general means to bring abstract data and relationships into a visually comprehensible form. So far so good. But what are the unfamiliar forms of representation? When do I apply this? When are other forms more meaningful? I would like to introduce the project of Severino Ribecca to all those who ask these questions more often:



This online catalog is a library of various information visualization types. Initially, the project Ribecca served to expand its own knowledge through data visualization and as a tool for one’s own work.

He himself writes about the project: “However, I would like to know how it is. Although there is no such thing as a visualization method, it is not the only way to make sense.

And, fortunately, Severino Ribecca does not hide the knowledge, right on the home page is in the middle:



In addition to the first overview, the “Search by Function” option is particularly appealing to practitioners. Here again, the initiator relies on a fast-to-capture image language:


As soon as you click on an icon, you get a well researched and edited knowledge about the selected visualization type. Each display form is displayed with its functionality and application possibilities and is visualized with dummy data. At the lower end of the description, the reader also finds references to similar display forms:


So there are a maximum of three well-structured clicks up to the knowledge about individual visualization forms. I find this project visually very successful and meaningful. Perhaps this tip gives you some inspiration for your information visualization?


In any case, I wish you Happy Reporting 🙂

Yours, Silja Wolff