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Examples of all sorts of diagrams

December 16, 2009

You’re in a meeting with the new client or company who’s just employed you, and the boffins are dropping phrases like ‘swimlane diagram’, ‘scatterplot’, ‘entity relationship diagram’ and the like. You’re lost. So, where do you go to find examples of each of these? Well, you could try Wikipedia, or you could search Google for the various terms. However, that’s a fair bit of searching you have to do, and many sites you have to visit.

Alternatively, you can get ‘the lot’ on the Periodic Table for Visualization web page: http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html. All you have to do is hover over the type of diagram to see its example.

Here’s a sample showing a Venn diagram:

[Link last checked December 2009; Thanks to Sarah M who Tweeted about this cool site!]

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