Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Title

2008 12th International Conference Information Visualisation


IEEE Xplore

Publication Date


Publisher location

London, UK

Abstract/ Summary

We present three information visualizations for studying social stratification. Each Web-based applet uses a different metaphor to display U.S. Census income data along with the categories of race, marital status, and profession. Each system is completely dynamic, affording the user the choice of categorical variable to compare, as well as the choice of categories within each visualization. Two different user interfaces have also been implemented. The systems are described, compared, and their respective merits and deficiencies discussed.

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