A National Data Agency?

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Over at Eager Eyes, Robert Kosara has a suggestion for the Obama Administration. He points out that making the government’s raw data available to the public could enhance governmental transparency* and lead to some new ways of looking at the … Continued

Visual thinking school

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Dave Gray’s thriving firm, Xplane, introduces businesses to “visual thinking”: Visual thinking is a way to organize your thoughts and improve your ability to think and communicate. It’s a way to expand your range and capacity by going beyond the … Continued

Great Moments in Infoviz: I.O.U.S.A.

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Last week I finally caught Patrick Creadon’s documentary I.O.U.S.A., in which former comptroller general David Walker and former Commerce Secretary Pete Peterson explain why the national debt is 1) so huge, 2) even more enormous than most people realize, 3) … Continued

Infoviz: a basic example

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When I try to describe the field of information visualization to folks who haven’t heard of it, I end up gesturing a lot, or resorting to vague buzzwords, or talking about bar graphs and pie charts and leaving my companion … Continued