Temporal visualizations

Time horizons

A time horizon, also known as a planning horizon, is a fixed point of time in the future at which point certain processes will be evaluated or assumed to end. It is necessary in an accounting, finance or risk management regime to assign such a fixed horizon time so that alternatives can be evaluated for performance over the same period of time. A time horizon is a physical impossibility in the real world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_horizon

Polar clocks

The polar clock is an intriguing and aesthetically-pleasing visualization of the current time originally designed by Gabriel Bucknall. A single wedge encodes each time field (seconds, minutes, etc) where angle defines fill color.


Calendar view: http://bl.ocks.org/4063318