Designing statistics

So I’m currently designing the visual representation of the statistics you’ll be able to access on our website. For example, this is one of the graphs which will let you track how the readership of your own publications is evolving:

readership

When I was finished and took another look at it, the color and the shape vaguely reminded me of one of my favourite works of art, The Great Wave off Kanagawa:

The Wave

Of course it’s far-fetched, and I’m not trying to imply that our stats are anywhere near as beautiful as Edo period woodprints. But: We love statistics and data, so you’ll find a healthy dose of them on Mendeley!

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