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New Research Paper on Speech, Text, and Data Visualization

Versalytix is excited to announce a new research paper titled "From Delays to Densities: Exploring Data Uncertainty through Speech, Text, and Visualization." The research was a joint effort by the following authors:

  • Chelsea Sanker (Stanford University)

  • Vidya Setlur (Tableau Software)

  • Chase Stokes (Tableau Software)

  • Bridget Cogley (Versalytix Chief Visualization Officer)

In a world where data-driven decisions reign supreme, the implications of communicating the uncertainties inherent in our information are profound. This seminal research delves into the intricate effects of conveying uncertainty through the lenses of speech, text, and visual representations. By meticulously analyzing the nuances within each mode of communication, the study unearths crucial insights and trade-offs that can significantly impact the effectiveness of our uncertainty messaging, empowering professionals in our fields with a deeper understanding of this crucial aspect.


The findings of this study are not just enlightening, but also carry practical implications. While text and visuals tend to promote more rational decisions, and verbal communication instills greater trust, even if it occasionally leads us towards riskier paths. The message is clear: to navigate the intricate landscape of real-world data, we must promptly embrace a multifaceted, carefully calibrated approach to conveying uncertainty, a necessity for all professionals in our fields.


This research serves as a beacon, illuminating the delicate dance between how we express our doubts and how those expressions shape our choices. Armed with these findings, we stand poised to develop more sophisticated strategies for grappling with the uncertainties that pervade our data-saturated reality. The road ahead may be fraught with ambiguity, but this study equips us with the tools to chart a course toward clarity and confidence in our decision-making, instilling a sense of hope and optimism for the future of data-driven decision-making. Read the full research titled "From Delays to Densities: Exploring Data Uncertainty through Speech, Text, and Visualization" https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.02317

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