List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

2005 – Time-Evolving Scatterplot


Unemployment rate plotted against inflation for 8 countries over 10 years. Every layer represents a year and each country is a wire of a different color. This physical visualization was built by Tim Dwyer for his PhD dissertation. His goal was to experimentally compare a 3D and a 2D data representation, and he used a physical object to emulate a perfect 3D display.

Source: Tim Dwyer (2005) Two and a Half Dimensional Visualisation of Relational Networks. PhD Dissertation.

Added by: Pierre Dragicevic. Category: Passive physical visualization  Tags: hand-made, temporal data, user study