Art imitates life, and sometimes art is inspired by research. Ben Shneiderman’s Treemap Art is unique in that it is the researcher himself (with Kazi Minhazur Rahman), rather than an artist, who has created the art pieces. [Read more…] about Ben Shneiderman’s Treemap Art
A clever chart redesign last week got a lot of people talking about which one is “right.” What is more interesting to me is not which one is (supposedly) the better representation of the truth, but which purpose each one serves. [Read more…] about Scaling An Axis to Make A Point
Finding visualization projects and pretty pictures on the web isn’t exactly difficult, but what about actual research? What if you wanted to know what’s going on in visualization, and get a sense of what current work is the most interesting? There is no resource for this that I’m aware of, but there should be. [Read more…] about A Lack of Communication and Visibility
I recently got an email from a colleague, with the subject, “Academic research is it all bad?” He had looked at a paper presented at a VIS workshop that people were pointing to on Twitter, and had found it lacking (“it’s just a blog posting”). While there are high-quality venues for visualization research, it’s not easy to be sure which ones are good, and which ones are lower quality. [Read more…] about A Guide to the Quality of Different Visualization Venues
After a very successful Tapestry conference in February this year, we have been getting a steady stream of questions from people about another event next year. Now we’re finally able to announce next year’s event. And it will be awesome, again.
There’s no point in listing all the information here, since I also wrote the announcement posting on the Tapestry blog. But we have another great line-up for keynotes and short stories, there will be a demos session, and we will also have posters.
Tapestry 2014 will take place on February 26, 2014, in Annapolis, Maryland. If you’re interested in attending, request an invitation. We will again be limited to about 100 attendees, so don’t wait too long!
There were parties, papers, and presentations. The keynote involved ramen, the capstone cited Rams. Lies were told, we watched stories unfold, and stacked bars of gold. The first IEEE VIS took place inside a giant alien, and the dinosaurs were particularly memorable.
Eagereyes.org turned seven years old last week, on October 1st. Seven years is a long time on the web. In dog years, the site is almost fifty years old! Has it lost its edge? Have I gone soft? Where is the bite? Where is the fight? [Read more…] about The Seven Year Itch
I consider presentation and storytelling the next step in visualization, after most of the focus has been on exploration and analysis so far. An upcoming version of Tableau will include a feature called Story Points, which supports presentation directly in the visualization tool. [Read more…] about Story Points
Visual.ly is hosting an event on data visualization and journalism on September 26 in San Francisco, under the rather clever heading of DV’n’J (think PB&J). I’m one of the speakers. [Read more…] about Data Visualization and Journalism Event in San Francisco on September 26
The Tableau Customer Conference (TCC) starts tomorrow with a big keynote that includes demos of upcoming features. Watch it live at this link, and see me demo something new and exciting. [Read more…] about Watch the TCC Keynote Live on Monday