Amaztype is a little hard to explain. Type in a word and it generates that word spelled out in books.
The one below is a screenshot – but go to this link http://amaztype.tha.jp/US/Books/Title?q=evaluation to see it live and interactive – click on any book to blow it up and get sales details.
Potentially good for reporting? Just for fun?
Interactive longitudinal map of Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization http://datavis.ca/milestones/
These guys also do an intriguing Gallery of Data Visualization where they laud and criticize the best and worst of statistical graphics: http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/Gallery/index.html
Idea: Create a similar gallery with critique and praise of graphics from evaluations
Idea: Create an annual award for best representation (interactive and non?)
The mother-load. looks at metrics, information visualization, research, standards. Focus here is on how to judge information visualizations.
7 Things You Should Know About Data Visualization | EDUCAUSE
2007: Two page flyer from EDUCAUSE for educators noting the value of data visualization in the classroom.