Data visualization is all the rage in today’s society. They’re a great way of communicating a lot of information quickly and visually as discussed in a previous post.
With new visualizations and infographics being created daily it’s easy to think of them as a new phenomenon. However data visualizations have been around for a lot longer than you might think… over 2,500 years in fact.
What better way to demonstrate this than in an infographic! This infographic from Invest In Tech shows 11 data visualizations ahead of their time, from the first world map in 550 BC to a 3D graph in 1879.