Reporting From VisWeek 2012: Best Practices in BioVis

Reporting From VisWeek 2012: Best Practices in BioVis

Visualization is rapidly becoming a tool used in a wide range of disciplines. Biology and Bioinformatics have recently seen an explosion of visualization applications, but many have been designed by researchers without any expertise in visualization. This results in many visualizations that aren’t as efficient as possible, or even misleading to the people using them. Misrepresenting this data is a dangerous thing because it can direct research resources down dead-end paths.

The best solution to this is an education effort for researchers. Increasing their visual literacy is important, but teaching best practice is also critical. Biology and Bioinformatics are not the only fields with this issue. The same approach can help any fields taking advantage of the recent explosion in visualization technologies.

Martin Krzywinski has recognized this need and created a fantastic poster for VisWeek 2012. The poster addresses issues specific to the BioVis domain. The poster essentially... keep reading

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