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Indeed! I saw this in the print edition and was impressed even without the fancy mouseover bells and whistles!

Thomas Lotze

Very interesting! I think one of the reasons the proportional area charts works so well here is that the area does represent something interesting in this case: the total daily amount of time spent on that activity.

Let me also mention two other things I thought made this particularly good:
1) The ability to click on any single area and turn it into a bar chart, so you can drill down and quickly compare a single activity between groups.
2) The fact that they seem to have sorted the activities, I'm guessing by some weighted average of time during the day. This makes the interaction of time and daily progression between activities stand out.


Interesting infographic to the left showing the decline of the "music industry".. Not one of the Times' best works, IMHO.

Craig Sullivan


You might also want to look at this article on what we've been eating in Britain for the past 30 years.


Jeff Weber

These population charts become dynamic if you hold your mouse over.


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