Data Visualization approaches

Smashing magazine has a great posting about Data Visualization. The posting shows different kind of Visualization approaches and some of them are really interesting. I guess this is not an "academically approved" blog post and it seems that it is written just a a little bit for linkbait...or let's say digg bait (Hi Neil!) Still for this pic from Time magazine, I'll give the smashing magazine some linklove.

Data Visualization