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VIS 2014 Observations and Thoughts

November 18, 2014
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While I’ve covered individual talks and events at IEEE VIS 2014, there are also some overall observations – positive and negative – I thought would be interesting to write down to see what others were thinking. I wrote summaries for every day I was actually at the conference: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. VIS […]

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VIS 2014 – Friday

November 14, 2014
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Wow, that was fast! VIS 2014 is already over. This year’s last day was shorter than in previous years, with just one morning session and then the closing session with the capstone talk. Running Roundup We started the day with another run. Friday saw the most runners (six), bringing the total for the week to […]

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VIS 2014 – Thursday

November 14, 2014
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Thursday was the penultimate day of VIS 2014. I ended up only going to InfoVis sessions, and unfortunately missed a panel I had been planning to see. The papers were a bit more mixed, but there were agains some really good ones. InfoVis: Evaluation Thursday was off to a slow start (partly because of the […]

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VIS 2014 – Wednesday

November 13, 2014
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VIS 2014 – Wednesday

Wednesday is more than the halfway point of the conference, and was clearly the high point so far. There were some great papers, the arts program, and I got to see the Bertin exhibit. InfoVis: Interaction and Authoring Revisiting Bertin matrices: New Interactions for Crafting Tabular Visualizations by Charles Perin, Pierre Dragicevic, and Jean- Daniel Fekete […]

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VIS 2014 – Tuesday

November 12, 2014
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The big opening day of the conference, Tuesday, brought us a keynote, talks, and panels. Also, a new trend I really like: many talks end with the URL of a webpage that contains a brief summary of the paper, the PDF, and often even a link to the source code of the tool they developed. […]

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VIS 2014 – Monday

November 11, 2014
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VIS 2014 – Monday

IEEE VIS 2014 technically began on Saturday, with the first full day open to all attendees being Sunday. Monday continued the workshops and tutorials, and that is where we join our intrepid reporter. VIS Social Run The day started at 6:30am, when five fearless runners braved the cold and dark, and completed the inaugural VIS […]

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The VIS Sports Authority

October 19, 2014
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The VIS Sports Authority

When you think of a conference, does sitting around a lot come to mind? Lots of food? Bad coffee? No time to work out? For the first time in VIS history, there will be a way to exercise your body, not just your mind. The VIS Sports Authority, which is totally an official thing that I didn’t just make up, will kick your ass at VIS 2014.

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Large Multiples

October 13, 2014
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Large Multiples

Getting a sense of scale can be difficult, and the usual chart types like bars and lines don’t help. Showing scale requires a different approach, one that makes the multiplier directly visible. Bars In the U.S., CEOs on average make 354 times as much as workers, according to this recent posting on the Washington Post’s […]

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It Pays to be a CEO in the U.S.

October 13, 2014
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It Pays to be a CEO in the U.S.

An interactive story showing the pay disparity between average workers and CEOs in different countries.

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Eight Years of eagereyes

October 2, 2014
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Eight Years of eagereyes

What is the purpose of blogging about visualization? Is it to make fun of the bad stuff? Is it to point to pretty things? Is it to explain why things are good or bad? Is it to expand the landscape of ideas and break new ground? Or is it to discuss matters at great length that ultimately don't matter all that much?

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