Really not sure how to explain what I'm looking for, just know it exist.

For example, dimensions might include time, volatility, space, distance, density, etc. -- basically any measurement that's able to be tied to another measurement.

So, basically I'm looking for a info-graph that measures 4 or 5 different measurements that tie together within one graph -- but the question is how did you go about finding examples, not a request for an example.

  • "how did you go about finding examples"? Not sure this question really has an answer, other than "do the research". – e100 Aug 14 '12 at 9:05
  • @e100: Not really, since to do a search you need to know keywords, and I do not know of a search that will result even one valid result in the first ten search results. – blunders Aug 14 '12 at 11:58
  • Did you try "4 [or multi] dimensional graph"? Also, Edward Tufte's books are the primer for this sort of problem: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/a/159/70 – e100 Aug 14 '12 at 12:37
  • In response to your comment on @plainclothes' answer: the Wikipedia definitions of "dimension" and "graph" are rather specialised. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chart and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plot_%28graphics%29 may be useful - but they cover much of the same ground. I think one of the problems is that all these words have slightly different accepted meanings depending on what field you're in. – e100 Aug 14 '12 at 18:51
  • Thanks. I've read Tufte's books and attend a day workshop with him. And yes, I've used Google Images to Google multi dimensional graph not seeing anything other than serialized multi dimensional graphs; meaning a number of dimensions are aligned to a single dimension such as time, scale, etc. -- I'm looking for something more complex than just simple one-to-many graphs. As for "dimension" and "graph" being context dependent, I agree. – blunders Aug 14 '12 at 19:19

I'd start by digging around here: http://infosthetics.com/

And here: http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/

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  • Thank you. How did you find those suggestions? () – blunders Aug 14 '12 at 1:55
  • I'm obsessive about research ;) These sites have been around a while. When you stay tapped into the design community, things just fall into your lap. – plainclothes Aug 14 '12 at 17:32
  • To be honest, still think it is possible I missing understanding what a dimension is... any suggestions for defining what exactly it means? – blunders Aug 14 '12 at 17:45

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