Vis Lies 2016!

VisLies 2016

Tuesday October 25 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Held in conjunction with IEEE VIS 2016
Hilton Baltimore Hotel, Ruth room

This fun and engaging evening session showcases examples of egregious perceptual, cognitive, and conceptual errors in visualization, presented by members of the Vis community. Examples from our own work, from published papers, and from the internet highlight the many ways the visual representation can misrepresent the underlying phenomena in the data. This is a great opportunity for amusement and for learning, and every year we walk away with a smile on our faces and a deeper sense of responsibility that may one-day impact the world.

Everyone is welcome to come join the fun. You can sit and laugh along with the rest of us, but to double up on the fun, grab your own favorite awful visualization and come up on stage! Presenting at Vis Lies is easy. Bring your examples of bad visualization to VisLies, throw them up on the projector, and tell us what is wrong. Sign up for Vis Lies by clicking the button below or emailing us at

Yes, I want to present at VisLies!


Below is the current list of folks hogging the stage. Click here to add yourself to the list.

Presenter Topic
Georges Grinstein Introduction
Bernice Rogowitz More crazy random VisLies
Kenneth Moreland Fun with scaling
Claire Lauer Drawing conclusions that just aren't there


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Bernice Rogowitz Georges Grinstein Kenneth Moreland