The Café Wall Illusion makes you to see perfectly parallel lines as being at an angle. It’s a curiosity and a cool perceptual illusion – except when it shows up in a bar chart, as it did in this example. [Read more…] about The Café Wall Illusion in a Bar Chart
Archives for June 2016
In two papers, Drew Skau and I recently showed that our idea of how we read pie charts is wrong, that donut charts are no worse than pie charts, and a few more things. Here is a detailed walk-through of the results of the three studies we conducted for this purpose. Let’s go on a little journey through some real data and do a little science together! [Read more…] about An Illustrated Tour of the Pie Chart Study Results
What does it mean to publish a paper? Is it just to add a bullet point to your CV, or do you want the world to know about your research? What does it mean to publish today? Here are some thoughts and pointers on how to get the word out about the amazing work you do. [Read more…] about Publicize, Don’t Just Publish!
After Tuesday and Wednesday, EuroVis continued for the rest of the week. There were papers about visualization, interaction, networks, and other stuff, a dinner in a former church, and finally the capstone. [Read more…] about EuroVis 2016, Thursday and Friday
EuroVis 2016 is happening this week in Groningen, The Netherlands. This is the report from the first two-and-a-half days, which saw some symposia, a keynote, and many paper presentations. [Read more…] about EuroVis 2016, Tuesday and Wednesday