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Data Visualization: Inspiration

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Books about Data Visualization

Colour Signatures

Information designer Jaz Parkinson tallies the number of color words mentioned in various books: "the sky was black;" "her eyes gleamed like emeralds." The bars of color in this visualization correspond to the color signature she discovered for the book, The Great Gatsby. More of her work can be found at


A visualization of colour words in "The Great Gatsby", part of a series by Jaz Parkinson.


Data Visualization in Video


Bible Viz | Cross-References in the Bible

Chris Harrison's "Bible Viz" representation of cross-references in the Bible.

“The bar graph that runs along the bottom represents all of the chapters in the Bible. Books alternate in color between white and light gray. The length of each bar denotes the number of verses in the chapter. Each of the 63,779 cross references found in the Bible is depicted by a single arc-- the color corresponds to the distance between the two chapters, creating a rainbow-like effect.”

From Chris Harrison