[from Fernanda Viégas at Infovis'07]
Zachary Pousman presented a paper he wrote with John Stasko entitled Casual Information Visualization: Depictions of Data in Everyday Life. They propose an expansion of infovis research to encompass non-scientific perspectives such as artistic, social, and ambient visualization. The idea is to recognize the fact that there are several different reasons why we might want to visualize data.
[link: gatech.edu (PDF)]