I was checking out SAS’ newest release of Visual Analytics as it’s always great to see how companies are advancing the possibilities in data visualization. This is one of their examples (http://www.sas.com/software/visual-analytics/demos/risk-capital-management.html).
Honestly, I was blind-sided at how far away this is from common best-practices, including color, visual presentation, and design. I was expecting much better; their customers should demand much better.
Our vision is to help people become great communicators of data, so this really concerns me. SAS is saying, “Look at all the great visuals you can build with our software” — and customers will follow along none-the-wiser.
To be fair, I checked an example labeled “New” to make absolutely sure this represented the latest capability. I think in this case, “New” only seems to mean a recent addition to the portfolio.