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Friday, June 04, 2010

Tour Through a Visualization Zoo

From CACM: A Tour Through the Visualization Zoo,
A survey of powerful visualization techniques, from the obvious to the obscure...
The goal of visualization is to aid our understanding of data by leveraging the human visual system's highly tuned ability to see patterns, spot trends, and identify outliers. Well-designed visual representations can replace cognitive calculations with simple perceptual inferences and improve comprehension, memory, and decision making. By making data more accessible and appealing, visual representations may also help engage more diverse audiences in exploration and analysis. The challenge is to create effective and engaging visualizations that are appropriate to the data ... '

I like this, but I repeat ... keep it simple when you visualize!

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