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The Science of Visualization

What is visualization? When asked of data and information visualization professionals, answers will generally swirl around one of two punch lines…a visual tool that aids in (1) analysis or (2) communication of information.

STAFFNovember 3, 2015 — Jen Christiansen

Inadequate Data Visualization Leaves Patients Undereducated

Although data visualization is often viewed as a fairly straightforward, dispassionate way of presenting facts, anyone who has studied the field knows that data-driven graphics can be hard to decipher, and are often far from impartial.

STAFFJuly 10, 2015 — Amanda Montañez

Ramón y Cajal and the Case for Drawing in Science

As someone who works at the intersection of art and science, I have always found it easy to make the case that all artists are scientists. From the moment we pick up a crayon and make our first mark, we are experimenting.

STAFFJune 23, 2015 — Amanda Montañez
Subatomic Particles over Time: Graphics from the Archive, 1952 to 2015

Subatomic Particles over Time: Graphics from the Archive, 1952 to 2015

In the May issue of Scientific American, a familiar friend makes an appearance: a chart of fundamental particles. These particles—fermions (which include constituents of matter such as electrons and quarks) and bosons (usually carriers of force)—are at the very heart of the Standard Model of particle physics.

STAFFApril 15, 2015 — Jen Christiansen

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