Communications of the Association for Information Systems


With the flood of data produced by today's information systems, something must be done to allow business decision-makers to extract the information the data contains. The recent advances in visualization technologies provide the capability to begin to use human visual/spatial abilities to solve the abstract problems found in business. If business problems can be visualized with an appropriate representation, then it may be possible to use innate spatial/visual abilities to allow the business decision-maker to separate the "wheat from the chaff." This tutorial surveys the issues related to applying visualization technologies to business problem solving.