Karl Hartig displays some excellent charts that he created (for the Wall Street Journal) on his web site. The charts seem very similar to what would result from applying Edward Tufte’s ideas. Rarely do I see charts that do such a good job of visually displaying data. The lack of such effective visual display of information is another example of how much improvement could be made just by applying ideas that are already published.
The Energy production consumption chart is especially well done I think – pdf version of the energy chart.
Edward Tufte’s books are great:
- The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
- Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative (displaying data over time)
- Envisioning Information