SGV Money: A Visualization of Data Submitted by its own Users

December 4, 2012

(This article was originally published at information aesthetics, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

SGV Money is an abbreviated name for "Socially Generative Visualization about Money" [].

Developed by information design studio ColumnFive to promote their recent book Infographics: The Power of Visual Storytelling, this visualization demonstrates the power of nudging the actual end-users to submit the actual data that is visualized. In that respect, this project is in essence not that much different from a forum poll diagram, or in a more sophisticated way, the opinion visualizations that have been spearheaded by The New York Times. Yet here, the data is acquired through a more traditional survey.

The results can be filtered by different socio-demographic statistics (on the right side), or by a topic-related question (at the bottom). Accordingly, it is interesting to see how gender-bias exists (women think women deal better with money and vice versa), and how true wisdom comes with age (a whopping 83% of men who are more than 56 years old prefer that women deal with money). Well it is really a wisdom thing, or only 3 people older than 56 years actually participated so far...

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