Visage represents an approach to coordinating visualizations and analytical tools in data-intensive domains. It is based on an information-centric approach to user interface design which strives to eliminate impediments to direct user access to information objects across applications and visualizations. It provides techniques for locating, selecting, visualizing, manipulating, and analyzing information. It also provides a user interface framework for coordinated sharing of information among other more specialized data analysis and presentation tools.
Visage consists of a set of data manipulation operations, an intelligent system for generating a wide variety of data visualizations and a briefing tool that supports the conversion of visual displays used during exploration into interactive presentation slides.