Expanding our Visual Vocabulary

Last week I wrote about the need to expand our visual vocabulary in line with software that allows us to graph complex data relationships and events in ever more meaningful ways.  Let me expand on this point with an example.

Just about any introductory statistics course covers the draft lottery of the Vietnam War era as […]

Visual Analytics: What’s The Big Deal?

During several conversations recently the following comment came up:  “What’s the big deal with visual analytics?  It’s just a bunch of pretty pictures!”  It took a while, but it finally dawned on me that we have reached the Xerox-GUI-Macintosh stage for data analysis.  The early versions of a graphical user interface (GUI) which were developed […]