okay so here's a weird question. scott mccloud's "big triangle"— wordsonplay.com/2009/10/the-bi is there a general term for this kind of thing? a space with extremes where items in the space are annotated with illustrations/representations whose position in the space corresponds to the extent to which the properties at the extremes describe them?

@aparrish en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radar_ ? In more than three dimensions, i think you need the shape. But it has the propertty of giving you a space you can average or interpolate across.

@ansate oh that's close! hmm. maybe I'm just looking for a word for "scatter plots where the points are illustrations of the individual data"

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@aparrish @ansate color spaces are illustrated in this manner en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_

People who study and work with color and images loooove to use specific terms for all kinds of specialized concepts and elements (pixels, gamuts, primaries, etc.), so I think if there was a word in English for “scatter plot where data points are illustrations” they would use it. Instead they call those color graphs, color space diagrams or color volumes.

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