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Simple Displays of Complex Quantitative Relationships Summary
This article features the winning solution, submitted by Jock Mackinlay of Tableau Software, for the third scenario in the 2006 Data Visualization Competition.

Topics: Analytics, Visualization

by Stephen Few | 0 comments
10-10-2006
Multivariate Analysis Using Heatmaps Summary
This is the third article in a series that began in July with the article entitled, "An Introduction to Visual Multivariate Analysis."

Topics: Analytics, Visualization

by Stephen Few | 0 comments
10-10-2006
Graph Designs for Reviewing Transactions and the Changing Balance Summary
This article features Xan Gregg's (of SAS Institute) winning solution for the second scenario in the 2006 Data Visualization Competition.

Topics: Analytics, Visualization

by Stephen Few | 0 comments
09-12-2006
Multivariate Analysis Using Parallel Coordinates Summary
This article discusses parallel coordinates, an approach to analyzing multivariate data using data visualization techniques.

Topics: Analytics, Visualization

by Stephen Few | 0 comments
09-12-2006
Graph Designs for Rapidly Assessing Budget Performance Summary
The winning entry for Scenario 1 of the Business Intelligence Network's 2006 Data Visualization competition is featured, analyzed and compared.

Topics: Analytics, Visualization

by Stephen Few | 0 comments
08-08-2006
Beautiful Evidence: A Journey Through the Mind of Edward Tufte Summary
Edward Tufte’s latest book is both brilliant and disappointing.

Topics: Analytics, Visualization

by Stephen Few | 0 comments
08-08-2006
An Introduction to Visual Multivariate Analysis Summary
Traditional text-based methods for analysis of multivariate data, such as pivot tables, can provide only a fraction of the insight that the best visualization tools and techniques make possible.

Topics: Analytics, Visualization, Business Intelligence

by Stephen Few | 0 comments
07-11-2006
Software Support for Immersive Business Intelligence Summary
Incorporating best practices of data analysis and communication into the software would result in better business intelligence.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Visualization

by Stephen Few | 0 comments
06-13-2006
Hard Facts Summary
Business intelligence can only succeed when management embraces evidence-based decision making.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Visualization

by Stephen Few | 0 comments
05-09-2006
Excel’s New Charting Engine Summary
Will the new charting engine in Excel 2007 provide users with clutter and fluff or improved functionality?

Topics: Business Intelligence, Data Mining and Statistical Analysis, Visualization

by Stephen Few | 0 comments
05-09-2006
The Surest Path to Visual Discovery Summary
Software that enables data exploration and analysis is the key to productively mining massive data resources.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Data Mining and Statistical Analysis, Visualization

by Stephen Few | 0 comments
04-11-2006
BizViz: The Power of Visual Business Intelligence Summary
Information visualization researchers have spent countless hours to help you work smarter and achieve the promise of business intelligence.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Query & Reporting, Visualization

by Stephen Few | 0 comments
03-07-2006
Recommendations for Your Data Visualization Bookshelf Summary
A good library of data visualization books can save you countless hours of frustration and help you avoid costly mistakes.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Visualization, Dashboards

by Stephen Few | 0 comments
02-14-2006
Data Visualization: Rules for Encoding Values in Graph Summary
The use of points, lines, or bars to encode data in graphs should not be arbitrary, but rather based on a solid understanding of the communication strengths of each.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Query & Reporting, Visualization

by Stephen Few | 0 comments
01-17-2006
Discovering the Source of Business Intelligence Within Summary
The value of business intelligence technologies should be judged by how effectively they support clear and accurate understanding and communication.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Visualization, Best Practices

by Stephen Few | 0 comments
12-13-2005

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