"This is Not a Data Visualization"
But visualizations are not the data. The data is not the sum of the experience. We’ve been inappropriately using data visualizations as the basis for statements and conclusions. We’re leaving out rigorous statistical analysis, and appropriate qualifiers such as confidence intervals. It’s exciting that we’ve become more and more a society of pattern-seekers. But it’s important that we don’t become lazy and cavalier with what we do with those observations. We also have to remember our audience, and how the audience puts into context what they see.
a research project which aims to understand how people make sense of big data visualisations. We aim to share what we learn about the ways in which people engage with data visualisations with the general public, to help them develop the skills they need to interact with visualisations, and with visualisation producers, to help them understand what matters to the people who view and engage with their visualisations.
a tool for visual exploration of complex datasets which enables users to infer new hypotheses from the data and discover correlation patterns.
Code in Motion - An Interstellar Inspired Visualization for the JVM (by William Louth)