pie charts

  • Two Short Papers on Part-to-Whole Charts at EuroVis

    Two Short Papers on Part-to-Whole Charts at EuroVis

    Why do pie charts look the way they do? What makes this particular way of slicing up a circle the preferred way of showing part-to-whole relationships? In two short papers that I’m presenting this week at EuroVis, I looked at the design space of circular part-to-whole charts, including pie charts.


  • Talk: Pie Charts – Unloved, Unstudied, and Misunderstood

    Talk: Pie Charts – Unloved, Unstudied, and Misunderstood

    I gave a talk at Information+ earlier this year that has now been posted. It’s about pie charts! And it was a fun talk, too.


  • A Reanalysis of A Study About (Square) Pie Charts from 2009

    A Reanalysis of A Study About (Square) Pie Charts from 2009

    After my recent posting on the results of our pie charts studies, Jorge Camoes teased me on Twitter about square pie charts. So I dug up the data from a study we ran many years ago to look at how well they compare to bars, pies, and squares.