How do I visualize multidimensional arrays

Multi-dimensional findings with matrix diagrams

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Four possible main axes and further dimensions with sub-axes / colors / shapes, see 3rd example below, enable flexible thinking spaces.
Many classic creative and management methods use this format.

In this post I would like to inspire you to use this format for the visualization of quantitative information and for visual thinking.

Visualize statistics with matrix diagrams

Here are three creative variants.

-> Make the results of an opinion poll understandable in their dimensions.


Source: Public Opinion on Abortion and Roe v. Calf. Pew Research Center, January 22, 2013

-> Make another dimension visible with circle sizes.


Source: Behrens, Christian (2014) infodesignpatterns.com

-> Make another dimension visible with a matrix in the matrix.


Source: Datenreport 2013. A social report for the Federal Republic of Germany. Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Berlin Science Center for Social Research (WZB), Central Data Management, Federal Center for Civic Education / bpb 2013, page 107. Also shown at the top.

Think visually with matrix diagrams

-> Seeing and surveying a topic.
What power and what interest do stakeholders have, e.g. in relation to our project, our new product, ...:

Source: Gamestorming. A toolkit for innovators, rule-breakers and change makers. Wiki. Stakeholder Analysis

-> See and oversee four topics in one topic.
For example our experiences in this project:

Source: Gamestorming. A toolkit for innovators, rule-breakers and change makers. Wiki. Learning matrix

“I can only show you the door. You have to go through it alone. " Morpheus in the movie "Matrix"
Matrix diagrams are definitely a visualization format that makes “suitable doors” recognizable in a very flexible way.