Archive for December, 2015

What Qualifies as Engagement?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

When vague or ambiguous terms are used without defining them, confusion results. The term Big Data is a prolific example. An entire industry has been built up around a term that no two people define the same. In this particular case, the confusion is useful to vendors and consultants who want to sell you so-called […]

Journalistic Graphics with Integrity

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

My friend and colleague Katherine Rowell of HealthDataViz sent me a link this morning to an article in the New York Times titled “The Experts Were Wrong About the Best Places for Better and Cheaper Health Care,” by Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz (December 15, 2015). It caught her attention, in part because it involves […]

It’s Time to Come Out from the Shadows

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

In the most recent edition of the Visual Business Intelligence Newsletter, I critiqued a research study that was done by Michelle Borkin and several others titled “Beyond Memorability: Visualization Recognition and Recall.” The purpose of the article was to expose systemic problems that exist in the field of information visualization research and to encourage efforts […]