Sunday, June 14, 2009
Visual Complexity: Visualizing Data and Information
Every now and then, I think about my undergraduate degree in Fine Arts, and I wonder if there is still some good use for it. Before I know it, I'm in a meeting where things get a little cloudy for everyone in the conference room. I always find myself walking up to the dry-erase board to illustrate a process or strategy, and then the meeting begins to make some form of progress. It is at that point that I realize how visual-minded most professionals are in the business world.
Manuel Lima's presentation during the Creativity and Technology Conference (CaT) a few weeks ago truly inspired me in many ways. He is the founder of VisualComplexity.com, a web environment dedicated to the visualization of data wide range of subject matter. Each project is a work of fine art, but it successfully addresses the needs of the business community by displaying information and data in a time series capture, which should spark more meaningful dialogue about what this data and information means to the overall business strategy.
Posted by KLCS at 4:23 PM