So many of us who feel drawn to visual analysis can’t understand why everyone can’t see the value. “Pretty pictures,” the skeptics mutter. On Eager Eyes, Robert Kosara makes important points that I haven’t seen before.
Toward the end of his post he writes, “We need a new term.” He rejects the aged and indefinite “visualization” and the baggage-laden “visual analytics.” He prefers “visual analysis.”
Whatever we call it, it’s harder to use than it seems.
… Read the rest “Visual analysis is pragmatic, not just “pretty””
You have seen the bar and pie charts, but do you actually know what they mean? Do you know how to use them to tease the relevant information out of your data?