How to design charts for the human brain

By Jinghong Chen At this year’s CAR Conference, Peter Aldhous of BuzzFeed News and Alexandra Kanik, a freelance interactive developer, discussed how to design information graphics for the human brain. Before visualizing data, Aldhous said, “we should think about how our brains process [the charts].” In the mid-1980s, renowned statisticians William Cleveland and Robert McGrill…

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Tableau announces Mac version to be released ‘early next year’

At its customer conference this week in Washington, D.C., Tableau Software announced that a Mac-compatible version of its software would become available along with the newest version, Tableau 8.2, to be released most likely “early next year,” according to the Tableau Public blog. Tableau’s public and desktop versions of its data analysis and visualization software…

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Discovering data at the IRE Conference

Jewel Loree, of Tableau Software, uses her hands to illustrate how the software reformats data into columns during the Tabluea Public for beginners session. Photo by Travis Hartman. By Kathryn Sharkey It’s a word mentioned over and over at the IRE Conference, whether you’re at a specific panel on the subject or not: data. This…

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