Criticism

  • Another Look at Many Eyes, 18 Months Later

    Another Look at Many Eyes, 18 Months Later

    In February of last year, I wrote a posting based on some data I had scraped from Many Eyes, and criticizing where I thought it was going (or not going). Here is an update, eighteen months later, of some of the things that have happened in the meantime, and some new data.


  • It’s Just Too Easy

    Once you’ve seen one visualization book, you’ve seen them all. They tend to all look similar, use the same examples, and don’t provide much depth. Is it too easy to write a book when you can use such compelling images?


  • Review: Chabris, Simons, The Invisible Gorilla

    Review: Chabris, Simons, The Invisible Gorilla

    Inattentional and change blindness are two fascinating phenomena that more people should be aware of. The Invisible Gorilla describes them as well as some other interesting and surprising psychological research.