The main thesis of Frank van Ham was that information visualization is recently undergoing a change away from explorative tasks for the scientific research community towards communication and collaboration for anyone. He stated four requirements for new information visualizations:
- they should be massively collaborative (basically the internet as the platform)
- not focus on analysis but on communication
- it should be visual
- and end-user driven
Then he demonstrated many-eyes. For those who don’t know many-eyes already it is certainly worth looking at it – and using it.