Archive for January, 2006

Bring your multidimensional self to the office (or “Multidimensional data can only be understood by multidimensional people”)

Friday, January 20th, 2006

I just returned from a long walk near my home in the hills of Berkeley. During the walk I listened to a podcast of an NPR program about research into the causes and treatments of particular neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism. One of the researchers from the M.I.N.D. Institute at the University of California in [...]

Share your visual data analysis techniques

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

I currently teach a workshop called “Information Visualization for Discovery and Analysis”. In this workshop I present several general practices for analyzing quantitative business data using interactive visual techniques, as well as many specific visual representations of data and visual analysis techniques that are designed to solve particular business analysis problems. For instance, I describe [...]

When did you last look up and notice the moon? (or “When will Business Objects raise its head and look around?”)

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Last night while on my way to visit friends, I happened to look up and notice the moon. Nothing about the moon last night was particularly spectacular or eye catching; in fact, it was a little sliver of a thing, but still beautiful and awe-inspiring, as it always is. I didn’t just see it there [...]

Let’s open our eyes–the importance of data visualization to BI

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

The ground in my Berkeley neighborhood is saturated. A series of winter storms have drenched us with rain to the point where the earth has closed its mouth, refusing to drink any more. Our streets have become rivers and lakes. As I contemplate what to say in this, my first-ever blog entry, the current saturated [...]