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IEEE VIS 2017: Perception, Evaluation, Vision Science

October 12, 2017
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IEEE VIS 2017: Perception, Evaluation, Vision Science

Questions of how visualization is read and understood are a common topic in research, and this year was no exception. This part of my IEEE VIS 2017 report covers papers dealing with perceptual issues, the match between visualization and tasks, statistical reasoning, as well as a panel on vision science. Perception Data Visualization Saliency Model: […]

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IEEE VIS 2017: Word Clouds, Stories, Interaction

October 11, 2017
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IEEE VIS 2017: Word Clouds, Stories, Interaction

I usually stick to the InfoVis track at VIS, and that was also the case this time. The papers in this part of my report from VIS 2017 cover text, small visualizations like sparklines and glyphs, tools for showing story structure, and multi-device interaction with data. Word Clouds Tag or word clouds are second only […]

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Let’s not mix these polarized voters as the medians run away from one another

October 10, 2017
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Let’s not mix these polarized voters as the medians run away from one another

Long-time follower Daniel L. sent in a gem, by the Washington Post. This is a multi-part story about the polarization of American voters, nicely laid out, with superior analyses and some interesting graphics. Click here to see the entire article....

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IEEE VIS 2017: Keynote and Capstone

October 10, 2017
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IEEE VIS 2017: Keynote and Capstone

Part 2 of my IEEE VIS 2017 report covers the keynote and capstone talks at the conference. They were not just at opposite ends of the conference, but also about as different as they can be in terms of content and delivery. Keynote: Jacqueline H. Chen, Analytics Inspired Visualization: A Holistic In-situ Scientific Workflow at […]

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IEEE VIS 2017: Best Papers and Other Awards

October 9, 2017
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IEEE VIS 2017: Best Papers and Other Awards

The IEEE VIS 2017 conference took place last week in Phoenix, AZ. I’m slower to write about it than in previous years, but to make up for that I’m not going in chronological order this time, but will break this report up in a more logical manner. This first part covers the opening, which included […]

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Excel is the graveyard of charts, no!

October 5, 2017
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Excel is the graveyard of charts, no!

Kaiser Fung, creator of Junk Charts blog and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, encourages Excel users to work harder at making nice data graphics.

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Dataviz Seminar and other upcoming events

October 2, 2017
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Please help me spread the word on several upcoming events. If you're coming, please say hi! Data Visualization Seminar - JMP Explorers Series WHEN: October 4, 2017 , Wed, 9 am - 2:30 pm (ET) WHERE: New School, 63 5th...

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Storm story, a masterpiece

September 27, 2017
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Storm story, a masterpiece

Kaiser Fung, creator of Junk Charts and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, praises a visual story on hurricane Irma, published in the New York Times.

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Visualization as a Field Is Still Invisible

September 26, 2017
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Visualization as a Field Is Still Invisible

A new series by the New York Times is equally exciting and painful: it presents visualizations for discussion in class, but the outside help they are getting is coming from statistics rather than visualization. It’s another reminder of just how far we still have to go to even be noticed as a research field. The […]

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Report from the NBA Hackathon 2017

September 25, 2017
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Report from the NBA Hackathon 2017

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, reports on his experience as a judge in the NBA Hackathon, held on September 23-24, 2017 in New York City.

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