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Data Stories: Physical Data Visualizations

Principles for creating physical data visualizations, a handheld 3-D printed example, and a visualization that takes up a whole wall.


Engaging the Viewer


Can physical data visualizations help viewers interact with data? Check out these examples and explanations from a professor of journalism, art, and design.


Experiments in 3-D

Flowing Data 

What is it like to hold your data? This article from Flowing Data describes the process of making sports data physical with a 3-D printer.


Data as an Experience


A Starbucks in Milan features a striking visual history of the company that combines a timeline carved into a brass wall with an augmented reality app.

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