Popularity of data physicalization terms

Pierre Dragicevic, 24 April 2017

The chart above shows the number of Google results for three terms related to data physicalization. The term "data-object" was not included because it yields too many irrelevant results on Google. Note this is not a stacked bar chart -- all bars start at zero.

The three terms are not popular enough to be searchable with Google Trends, therefore the data was gathered by performing repetitive searches with Google using the custom date range option. With the date range option activated the number of results is hidden by Google, but is still present in the HTML code (div with id resultStats). Each query typically yields a few false positives (i.e., recent pages which are marked as much older), therefore we subtracted 10 to each number.


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