Fernanda Viégas, Martin Wattenberg
This is an exciting moment for visualization. It's a time when the mainstream media is embracing sophisticated techniques born in university research labsa time when you can open The New York Times and see complex treemaps and network diagrams. But just as exciting is the fact that some new visualizations, ones that get people talking and thinking about data in a new way, are emerging from outside the academy as well. This is starting to happen often enough that it's worth coining a term for techniques that originate outside the research community. Borrowing terminology from the design world, we'll…
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