01 July 2009

What is "infoviz?"

This great article from Amanda Schaffer describes the concept of information visualization, "infoviz" for short.
"Display an unwieldy mass of data in clever visual form and you may gain ├╝ber-insight into questions you hadn't yet put into words... The field has long helped scientists, engineers, and businesspeople see the unseen as it emerges from complex data: Users may spot promising molecules for pharmaceutical testing, for instance, or pinpoint glitches in a supply chain."

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