Archive for October, 2008

Are visual analysis tools poised to become pervasive?

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I spent most of last week at InfoVis 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. You might remember that I delivered the capstone presentation last year at InfoVis 2007, which also served as the keynote presentation for VAST 2007 (Visual Analytics Science and Technology). Last week the 2008 edition of this presentation was delivered by Christian Chabot, cofounder [...]

Bad software comes from bad business models

Monday, October 6th, 2008

On several occasions I’ve taught the principles and practices of effective data visualization to people whose job it is to sell business intelligence software—sometimes for the entire sales team of a business intelligence vendor, but more often for mixed audiences that included a few salespeople among others. In such situations, I can always count on [...]