[from Fernanda Viégas at Infovis'07]
Information visualization for lay users seems to be a pervasive theme at the InfoVis conference this year. Matthew Ericson, Deputy Graphics Director at The New York Times, gave a keynote entitled: "Visualizing Data for the Masses: Information Graphics at The New York Times".
He explained how a 30-person team creates the impressive infographics and visualizations we see on the newspaper every week. Matt emphasized their role as journalists (instead of illustrators) and explained how they get from raw data to finished graphical pieces that make information understandable for more than a million readers.
[link: ericson.net (infovis presentation slides, ZIP format, 70mb)]