The Role of Algorithms in Data Visualization

by Enrico on January 28, 2014

in Research

It’s somewhat surprising to me to notice how little we discuss about the more technical side of data visualization. I use to say that visualization is something that “happens in your head” to emphasize the role of perception and cognition and to explain why it is so hard to evaluate visualization. Yet, visualization happens a […]


Smart Visualization Annotation

by Enrico on June 18, 2013

in Research

There are three research papers which have drawn my attention lately. They all deal with automatic annotation of data visualizations, that is, adding labels to the visualization automatically. It seems to me that annotations, as an integral part of a visualization design, have received somewhat little attention in comparison to other components of a visual […]


(In my last post I introduced the idea of regularly posting research material in this blog as a way to bridge the gap between researchers and practitioners. Some people kindly replied to my call for feedback and the general feeling seems to be like: “cool go on! rock it! we need it!”. Ok, thanks guys […]