Readers: I have discussed the use of Pie Charts and the Parts-to-Whole Relationship in a previous blog post. In that post, I noted some thoughts from Dr. Robert Kosara (photo, right). Dr. Kosara is a research scientist at Tableau Software. His focus is on the communication of data through visualization and visual storytelling. Robert is […]

Readers: I am humbled and honored for Feedspot to list me as #3 on their Top 50 Data Visualization Blogs List. I am a big fan of Nathan Yau’s FlowingData blog and Robert Kosara’s Eagereyes blogs, which were #1 and #2, respectively. Congratulations to all who are on the list. Best regards, Michael

Readers: Had a great conference and want to share various odds and ends from the last two days. Hope to post more in a day or two. Enjoy! Michael The Graduate Athens – Funky, Eclectic. Breakfast – Shrimp and Grits The Athens, GA Double Barrelled Cannon. Failed miserably. Ellie Fields: Trying and failing is O.K. […]

Readers: In the past, I would have highly condemned pie charts without giving you much explanation why. However, Dr. Robert Kosara (photo, left), posted a great thought study of pie charts on his wonderful blog, EagerEyes.org, that I want to share with you. Dr. Kosara is a Visual Analytics Researcher at Tableau Software, with a […]

Readers: In the past, I would have highly condemned pie charts without giving you much explanation why. However, Dr. Robert Kosara (photo, left), posted a great thought study of pie charts on his wonderful blog, EagerEyes.org, that I want to share with you. Dr. Kosara is a Visual Analytics Researcher at Tableau Software, with a […]

Readers: I thought I would present some interesting information visualization research being conducted at Tableau Software by Jock Mackinlay (photo, right) and his research team. Mr. Mackinlay is an information visualization expert and Vice President of Visual Analysis at Tableau Software. With Stuart K. Card, George G. Robertson and others he invented a number of Information Visualization techniques. [1] Mr. […]

Robert Kosara is a Visual Analysis Researcher at Tableau Software, and formerly Associate Professor of Computer Science at UNC Charlotte. He has created visualization techniques like Parallel Sets and performed research into the perceptual and cognitive basics of visualization. Recently, Robert’s research has focused on how to communicate data using tools from visualization, and how […]