Archive for tag: infovis

Promising difficulties

13 November, 2011 (22:18) | data visualization | By: jerome

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 […]

Better life index – a post mortem

25 May, 2011 (01:48) | data visualization, web sites | By: jerome

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. […]

VisWeek 2010: the one-minute edition.

4 November, 2010 (17:19) | Uncategorized | By: jerome

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 […]

Changing the world with visualization: slides from the panel.

22 October, 2009 (17:50) | data visualization, presentation | By: jerome

I’ve put my slides from the panel on slideshare: Changing the world with visualization View more presentations from vozome.

Changing the world with data visualization

18 October, 2009 (01:05) | data visualization, presentation | By: jerome

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 […]

Review of Tableau 5.0

1 September, 2009 (18:02) | charts, data publishing, data visualization | By: jerome

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 […]