“Visual Analytics” as Misnomer? The disparity between the name and the essence of visual analytics

Visual Analytics is “the science of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces” (Thomas & Cook, 2005). It is an analytical process that combines the human’s visual intelligence with interactive technology to get relevant information out of data.

There are two notable aspects in Visual Analytics that are not readily apparent by just glancing at the name “Visual Analytics” which I will address here — the human and interactivity.

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Our "Resources" section has more content!

The "Resources" section in our website has more content now; check it out! In addition to our "links" section that points you to resources online, there's a new "library" section where you can get download our visual analytics use cases, white papers and resource guides, and there is now a "video" section where you can go in and watch visual analytics videos (note: some contents require subscription and/or purchases).

"What is Visual Analytics?" YouTube video

We have a new video available on YouTube and it specifically covers what visual analytics is. New to visual analytics? Give it a watch! Want to explain the idea to your friends or colleagues? Send them this link as a supplement:


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