2D Plotting is a common way of representing your data. More likely, you have probably had some bar graphs or word clusters in your research. Matt Sunquist goes one step further and builds a 3D plotting package in R. If you have not started yet exploring R - here are some link to simple intro and some videos.
In his blog, Matt describes how to convert your data in a 3D plot and post in your blog or embed in your web.
For all curious learners and visual art lovers - let's have a contest for the 3D plotting images!