…em very academic or theoretical, needlessly complex or frivolous… like a network diagram. It’s not. Ultimately, data visualization is not a technical problem, it’s a design problem and, more than that, a communication problem. It’s about time we started thinking more deeply about it that way.
…omatic views into datasources are a critical aspect of exploratory data analysis and health checks. The fast mode of data visualization is real and important, but when we let it become our only view into what data visualization is, we limit ourselves in planning for how to build, support and design data visualization. We limit not only data visualization creators but also data visualization readers.