Definition

Charts using icons or shapes to represent a quantity.

Videos

No example videos found at the time of writing (July 2016)

Blogs posts

Chris Love at The Information Lab provided this blog post:

http://www.theinformationlab.co.uk/2015/03/03/show-me-how-unit-charts/

Emily Chen at the Data School shared this great post. Whilst I couldn’t find any videos of this chart type being constructed, Emily’s post goes include a brief .gif file or two:

http://www.thedataschool.co.uk/emily-chen/tableau-tip-how-to-build-an-unit-chart-without-shapes/

Ryan Sleeper has also written about this chart type:

http://www.ryansleeper.com/the-case-for-one-dimensional-unit-charts/

Andy Kriebel shares how to create unit charts in tooltips, written by his guest poster Rody Zakovich:

http://www.vizwiz.com/2016/03/tableau-tip-how-to-create-100-mark-unit.html

Example workbooks

This from Andy Kriebel is arguably a form of unit chart / dot plot (at least in my head it is!):

https://public.tableau.com/profile/andy.kriebel#!/vizhome/WomensRightsCountrybyCountry/WomensRights

A more conventional interpretation is this, by Chris Love (taken from his blog post):

http://public.tableau.com/profile/chrisluv#!/vizhome/ExampleUnitChart/UnitChartDashboard

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