One of the first contacts we all have with a data visualization, in the early stages of our academic life, is the Periodic Table of Elements. I know, we do graphs and charts way before that, but, really, is there a more universal, and recognizable, data visualization in the world?
And not to mention that it goes way back, more than 200 years of history, which makes it one of the first modern data visualizations, as well. If want to fully understand the history, and evolution of the Periodic Table of Elements, a good place to start is the Wikipedia article.
But what we’ll be showcasing here are some…how should we call it…deviations of the original one.
Because, as you will see, the term “Periodic Table” has gone far beyond the original scientific use…
You have it for businesses, organizations, sports and several other occupations…
Also, covering serious issues…
And you even have it for places:
Let’s not forget entertainment!
And, last, but not least…
I’m pretty sure that you’ll find some other “periodic table extravaganzas” out there. If so, feel free to share them!
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