Although I’ve been on holiday this week and spent a fair amount of time in the garden, weeding and getting some Vitamin D via the sun.
Anyhow, I’ve been getting more into visualisation for a few potential projects. As I’ve been writing up in another (as yet unpublished) post, I’ve been working with Raphael rather than D3, mainly because I’ve been looking to do some more exploratory work which D3 is not really designed to do.
I have been looking at the idea of monadic visualisation (at the suggestion of somebody who I respect) and its concepts. I have not got quite as far as I would like but can see what needs to be done. I get a sense of how it could be really useful but need to figure out the data format for it.
It has really got me thinking about some possibilities using D3 as well as Raphael for making sense of data sets and sources. Also, just having fun with some of the information to try and see a different way of presenting it (some of which is tied into the current thought train).
Updated to add a new final paragaph