At the recent VisWeek conference, Jessica Hullman and her coauthors presented ”Benefitting Infovis with Visual Difficulties (pdf)”, a paper that suggests that the charts which are read almost effortlessly are not necessarily the ones that readers understand or remember best. To answer that claim, Stephen Few wrote a rather harsh critique of this paper (pdf). As I read this [...]
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Today, OECD launched the Your better Life Index, a project on which I had been involved for months. The short I’m happy with the launch, the traffic has been really good, and there was some great coverage. The three main lessons are: Just because data is presented in an interactive way doesn’t make it interesting. [...]
Vis week 2010 View more presentations from Jérôme Cukier. Visweek 2010 is just over. With lectures and presentations going on in up to 4 rooms simultaneously for 6 straight and very full days, it’s impossible to see everything let alone to describe it. And even that would be ignoring all exchanges and social interactions which [...]
I’ve put my slides from the panel on slideshare: Changing the world with visualization View more presentations from vozome.
This Wednesday, I had the privilege of talking at Visweek at a panel with Robert Kosara, Sarah Cohen and Martin Wattenberg. That was a truly great experience (at least from that side of the microphone). We all had a different approach to the subject. Sarah showed some of the stories she ran on the Washington [...]
Those last 2 weeks, I finally found time to give Tableau 5.0. Tableau enjoys a stellar reputation among the data visualization community. About a year ago, I saw a live demo of Tableau by CEO and salesman extraordinaire Christian Chabot. Like most of the audience, I was very impressed, not so much by the capacities [...]