The Graphic Continuum

The Graphic Continuum is our view of the many different types of visualizations available to us when we encode and present data. We’ve plotted nearly 90 different graphics across five main categories: Distribution, Time, Comparing Categories, Geospatial, Part-to-Whole, and Relationships. The space does not include every type of graphic, nor does it display every link between visualizations, but we view it as a thought-starter. We hope readers will use it to develop ideas, consider different options, or simply as a piece of art.