Riding Graphs to Understand Data

It’s hard to illustrate the significance of data by presenting it in table form. This is why we have graphs. However, graphs have their limitations too, since even accurately plotted data can fall short of the message a presenter is trying to get across to their audience.

Enter graph riding, where users traverse the graph’s data on a virtual roller coaster:

The above example, created by Speculative Bubble, takes a ride on a graph of inflation adjusted housing prices from 1890 to today to illustrate how prices have fluctuated over time.

via Ben’s Place

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