Mary Eleanor Spear, practical charting techniques

Credit Where Credit is Due: Mary Eleanor Spear

Rediscovering the life and work of a data visualization pioneer

Ben Jones
Ben Jones
Aug 6, 2019 · 10 min read

Have you ever heard of Mary Eleanor Spear? I don’t recall seeing her name come up in discussions or presentations about the pioneers of this field. I’ve been in the online data visualization community for about a decade now, and I must admit I have not heard of her until earlier…