Archive for November, 2011

Visual Complexity: a review of Manuel Lima’s new book

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Until August 30, 2009, I knew little about Manual Lima and his work beyond the fact that he ran the data visualization website www.VisualComplexity.com. When he published his “Information Visualization Manifesto” on that day, however, I recognized him as a kindred spirit: someone who believed that data visualizations should be designed to enlighten. When I [...]

Decision Factories

Monday, November 14th, 2011

I just finished reading Daniel Kahneman’s new book Thinking, Fast and Slow. If you don’t recognize his name, he along with Amos Tversky won the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their game-changing work in psychology about decision making. Their pioneering work introduced our current understanding of the two systems that drive the way [...]

The Euro Crisis Is Less Complicated Than It Appears

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

A few days ago I received an email from Thomas Watkins, who is an avid reader of this blog and a past participant in one of my Visual Business Intelligence Workshops. He asked my opinion of this infographic, which recently appeared in the New York Times.

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It looks a bit like a solar system [...]