Maarten Lambrechts has a great post over at his blog. It’s all about interactive dataviz, regarding it as a datascope, that – like a telescope – lets you look deep into the data and see stuff you couldn’t otherwise. You must read it! But just to give you the punchline:
A good datascope
- unlocks a big amount of data
- for everyone
- with intuitive controls
- of which changes are immediately represented by changes in the visual output
- that respects the basic rules of good data visualization design
- and goes beyond what can be done with static images.
Maybe I should add a 7th rule: a facet or view of the datascope should be saveable and shareable.
Thanks to Diego Kuonen for sharing on Twitter