Jon Schwabish and Severino Ribecca recently released a poster taxonomy of different types of charts, and how they all relate to each other. We think this is a great resource for designers everywhere, so we were especially interested in their take on the project.
The Graphic Continuum began as I thought about the different ways we can plot data into different types of charts. My understanding of the different relationships between charts evolved over time by reading a variety of data visualization books, sketching different ideas and layouts, and presenting my ideas to different audiences. As my thoughts developed, I wanted to create a visualization that showed these different chart types and how they relate to one another, and I wanted to create something tangible that people could hold and point to as they worked with their data and their visualizations. I eventually... keep reading