10,000+ data points can be processed perfectly well by the human eye. In fact, this view is incredibly rich and easy to process and invites exploration. What's incredible is that our eyes are evolved to see and work with this level of detail. We can easily cast our eye around and explore.
This routine is the perfect mix of sleights, misdirection and patter. If you are interested in data visualization, you owe yourself 30 minutes to enjoy this display. It encapsulates everything you shouldn't do in your charts: misdirect, confuse and confound!
We're enticed by the world of these detectives who inevitably catch the bad guy through a series of calculations (with the help of a loyal sidekick). But are they really that different from the rest of us?
One of the many pieces of feedback you often hear from business intelligence (BI) users is that prior to using BI, they felt they were doing fine. The perception was that BI tools were an unnecessary luxury, too complicated to implement and use without hiring specialist staff. New staff hires, which just couldn't be justified based on the minimal perceived benefits BI would bring.
Now that we have some of these insights on The Future, thanks to more advanced technologies, knowledge-workers can go to work to keep the candle burning brightly. Because Insight is for Everyone.