Visualization techniques encode data into visual shapes and colors. We assume that what the user of a visualization does is decode those values, but things aren’t that simple.
I'm giving a public lecture next Tuesday, February 21, at the University of Washington (UW). This is at the invitation of Professor Karen Cheng at the School of Art + Art History + Design. I will talk about what we know and what we don't know about visualization, and how we can expand our knowledge.
Hans Rosling died earlier today (Tuesday, February 7). He championed the idea of showing people what the world was really like – and how it was different from their preconceptions – using data and visualization. And he did it with enthusiasm and humor. This is a brief appreciation of his work and legacy.
Some essentials to get you started on this site.
What happens when you connect all the ZIP codes in the U.S. in order? It's a surprising and interesting pattern. Explore yourself!
Think you know pie charts? Here's an overview, tips&tricks, and cutting-edge research on the chart everybody loves to hate.
When I publish scientific papers, I write about them here. There's research on visualization techniques, perception, and other topics.
eagereyes has been around for a bit! This interactive calendar lets you explore more than ten years' worth of content.