Browsing All posts tagged under »Information Visualization«

Review: Now You See It by Stephen Few

August 2, 2013 by


My conclusions: Awesome book. Buy it here: Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis. With the advent of computerized visuals in the late 1960’s, statistician John Tukey pointed out that exploring data would be one of the greatest strengths of interactive computers. In Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative […]

Review of Beautiful Visualization: Looking at Data Through the Eyes of Experts

August 1, 2013 by


Edit: You can buy the book off of amazon here: Beautiful Visualization on I just finished reading the excellent book Beautiful Visualization: Looking at Data through the Eyes of Experts, and I have to say, I would highly recommend it for anyone interested in either data visualization or basic data analytics. There are twenty […]

Data visualization and educational efficiency

January 12, 2013 by


Can data visualization be used in the classroom? I recently stumbled on some research suggesting that presenting information visually may have significant benefits over text-based materials. The BBC reports that interpreting visual data requires fewer cognitive resources than reading texts. The results showed that when tasks were presented visually rather than using traditional text-based software […]

“Some machine is always showing us mind”: looms, gandalf, and the promise of data visualization

February 19, 2011 by


Why do we ascribe so much socially transformative power to new technologies?  Simultaneously, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard will tell you that cell phones ushered in a new era of journalism and political activism during the Ukranian Orange Revolution, and Evegny Morazov will suggest that the U.S. should cease promoting internet […]

Asynchronous collaborative information visualization

February 18, 2011 by


What is Asynchronous Collaborative Information Visualization?  That’s a good question. A group out of Berkeley’s visualization lab (Heer et al. 2007; website here) argue that despite the great advances in made in computer-aided data visualization in the past half century, designers and academics in general have ignored the potential for social visual analysis.  They propose […]