I’m pleased to welcome Steven Drucker to the show, who is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research. Steven and I talk about MSR’s new project, SandDance, a browser-based information visualization system that scales to hundreds of thousands of items. You can load arbitrary data tables, filter the results by using facets and search, and choose to display the data in a variety of layouts. Transitions between the views are animated so that you can better maintain context. Multiple linked views enable associations between the same items in each view. Multiple devices can simultaneously interact with each other on the same dataset. SandDance was launched last week and I’m eager to see what people will do with it.



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Microsoft blog post on SandDance


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