At the New York Fed, we use data visualization as a communications tool. Data is both quantitative and qualitative. It can include statistics, words, pictures and sounds. Our approach to information graphics is to facilitate an understanding of the content and to let the nuances of the data come through objectively and consistently. The graphics must remain neutral, but also give the audience an ‘Aha’ moment, which illuminates the content but does not dramatize an observation. We let the data speak for itself. Below you can explore examples of interactive graphics from the New York Fed's website.