Visual Library Research
With respect to my project, getting things off the ground as fast as possible is the approach I would like to take. Dropping a quick google for the term “visualisation library” returns the D3.js library as the second result — perfect. A framework in a language I have experience with, coupled with a slew of impressively broad examples to choose from.
One enticing feature is the animation potential of this library; not something that is overtly required but as a stretch goal could be challenging and aesthetically pleasing to produce. This library looks to be a very good place to start; the prototyping shall begin.