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Information Visualization: Information Visualization

Getting Started with Visualization

Check out this interactive table for help in defining and differentiating various types of visualizations to best meet your needs. 

You will see that the table breaks visualization into six types:

data visualization

information visualization

concept visualization

strategy visualization

metaphor visualization

compound visualization

More About Visualization


Mountains out of molehills infographic

McCandless, David. (2015). Mountains Out of Molehills: A timeline of media-inflamed fears. Retrieved from