Data visualization has been around for hundreds of years—thousands if you include maps. Learn some important historical milestones and about the evolution of data visualization over the millennia.
(electronic music) for at least 10,000 years. depicting constellations coinciding with significant events, As Michael Friendly summarized it, in the earliest days, data visualization was restricted mostly It's that time period in the 18th and 19th centuries which had a lasting impact on society. John Snow was also using visualizations, a map in his case, which also contributed immensely in the creation of two large expositions, showcasing the plight of African Americans of Napoleon's Russian campaign, made famous by Edward Tufte. through each historical example. These were people who faced a data communications challenge to solve those challenges, and in some cases invented successful solutions Someone did it first, and then it stuck. And seeing that first example can help us think about innovation, creative thinking, a ranking of countries based in this Coxcomb plot, So study data visualization history and definitely for inspiration for your next visualization. Next, we'll talk to Sandra Rendgen of data visualizations from the 19th century. We'll talk about Minard