Infoviz in 2011: a status report

“I predict that we will see a lot more visualization in journalism. A lot of stories are already about numbers, with language mostly telling readers the conclusions. Simple charts with some interaction can provide a bit more context, and more can be added very easily. I doubt that we’ll see a big visual journalism revolution in 2011, mostly because of the lack of accessible and practical tools, but we will see a lot more experimentation. The increasing demand will lead to more journalism-focused services being provided by visualization websites, in particular ones that also provide the analytic capabilities (i.e., not just pretty charts).”

— from “The State of Information Visualization, 2011,” by UNC Charlotte’s Robert Kosara. Emphasis added, as this is exactly What We Do here at Synoptical Charts.

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