Webstock '13: Eric Rodenbeck - Drawing outside the lines: Data visualization done wrong

Eric Rodenbeck

Drawing outside the lines

Data visualization and online mapping are rapidly achieving mainstream status, and even have a bastard stepchild: infographics. This medium is set to mature beyond the dancing colored balls and sticks on black backgrounds and glowy lines on globes. Where do we go from here, as pleasure and delight take their place as criteria for success alongside utility and navigation?