I want to call your attention to three interesting workshops that will be held at VisWeek 2010 in October in Salt Lake City. One is on storytelling in visualization, another on visual analytics in healthcare, and a third one on theory in infovis. The deadlines for two of them are coming up soon. [Read more…] about Various VisWeek Workshops
Archives for July 2010
After covering some Protovis basics in part 1, and some more advanced techniques plus data loading in part 2, this part is devoted mostly to using what we’ve already discussed in a more complex example. We’ll also look at some basic interaction.
[Read more…] about A Protovis Primer, Part 3
Interaction in visualization is incredibly important, but often more tedious than it needs to be. I have developed a new way of brushing in parallel coordinates that uses the multi-touch trackpads on Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops for faster interaction. The video below demonstrates the technique, and the source code is available.
Information visualization is a very applied field that prides itself on its practical applications and real-world scenarios. Ignoring the theoretical side is dangerous, however, because it limits our ability to distill useful information about the foundations of the field from the practical work being done, and limits our understanding of how and why our own creations work. The goal of this workshop at VisWeek 2010 is to bring together researchers interested in the theoretical aspects of visualization, define the field, discuss ideas and approaches, and get the word out about the importance of theoretical research in information visualization.
Showing the impact of visualization work is not something we as a community are particularly good at. The Discovery Exhibition at the Information Visualization conferences is a great venue for doing just that. If you have a tool that’s used by real users for real work, submit a brief description by July 19.
[Read more…] about InfoVis Discovery Exhibition 2010