21 Everyday Visualisations

How do we use visualisation every day?

This post shows 21 common uses of data visualisation – things we possibly use without even thinking of them as visualisation.  It can be really helpful, if you’re visualising data, to notice the ways in which we incorporate meters, charts, tables and graphs into everyday life.

Those that have become so ingrained into everyday life are usually perfect examples of simplicity and effectiveness.


Calendar by Katy Warner

Weather Map

Weather Map by Ric James


Barometer by Adrian Scottow


Thermometer by Jay Williams


Clock by blue2likeyou


Speedometer by Nik Sibley

Google Map

Map by Google Maps

Traffic Lights

Traffic Lights by AlexNormand

London Bus Map

Bus Routes by bopuc

Green Man Crossing

Pedestrian Crossing by Chris Skoyles

Tube Map

Tube Map by MacKenzie London

Memory Status

Memory Status by jaysun093

Youtube Play Meter

Youtube Play Meter by smil

Rear Car Lights

Rear Lights by Jen Gallardo

Kitchen Scales

Kitchen Scales by Mark Allerton

Oven Gas Knobs

Gas Knobs Ben O’Bryan

Egg Timer

Egg Timer by notanartist

Radio Tuner

Radio Tuner by Anders Ljungberg

Graphic Equaliser

Graphic Equaliser by wblo

Bathroom Scales

Bathroom Scales by davidd

Battery Charging

Battery Charging by Lisa Jacobs

So what did I miss?

If there were any everyday items you would have included in the list, please feel free to let me know in the comments below…

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