sponsored by Tableau Software
Posted:  20 Apr 2009
Published:  20 Apr 2009
Format:  PDF
Length:  18  Page(s)
Type:  White Paper
Language:  English

Visual analytics is becoming the fastest way for people to explore and understand data of any size. Read our definitive guide for selecting a visual analytics, or data visualization, software application.

Based on the 7 defining characteristics of visual analytics, this white paper will tell you exactly what to look for and how to evaluate applications.

You’ll learn:

  • How visual analysis software supports the cycle of visual analysis
  • Why visual analysis helps humans process data and information more rapidly
  • The importance of multi-dimensional visual expressiveness
  • How automatic data visualization significantly reduces work time and helps people think visually
  • Why being able to shift perspectives on data is so critical to understanding
  • How linking perspectives across dashboards and views makes analysis faster and more effective
  • Why data visualization naturally extends collaboration across your organization

For each essential element, you’ll learn exactly the questions to ask application vendors about their visual analytics capabilities. The paper includes actual examples of organizations all over the world using visual analytics.


Dr. Chris Stolte
VP, Engineering ,  Tableau Software

Professor Pat Hanrahan
CTO ,  Tableau Software, Stanford University

Dr. Jock Mackinlay
Director of Visual Analytics ,  Tableau Software

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