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Centralis and LexisNexis define best practices for data visualization

February 23, 2009: As part of its ongoing work with LexisNexis, the leading provider of legal information services, Centralis is helping attorneys conduct more effective legal research by exploring the value of data visualization. 

Legal professionals routinely engage in multi-dimensional research tasks that yield hundreds of results.  Identifying the most fruitful avenues to pursue is a critical component of an efficient research process.  Centralis is helping LexisNexis support its users by providing visual support for analyzing their results and determining their next steps. 

To learn more about how lawyers might use visual representations to aid their research, Centralis recently conducted a series of usability testing sessions with attorneys and law students.  Through this research, Centralis identified a series of best practices to govern the use of visual support when exploring case law and other legal materials.  Centralis is working with LexisNexis to create an experience grounded in these findings, as well as insights from prior research initiatives.

About LexisNexis
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 18,000 employees worldwide.  For more information on LexisNexis, go to www.lexisnexis.com.

About Centralis
Centralis helps clients succeed by making their products, services, software and websites easier to use.  Founded in 2001, Centralis is a leader in User Experience, a field that integrates interface design, user research and business strategy to ensure that products meet the needs of both businesses and customers.  Our services include user research, experience design, usability testing and training.  We have an onsite research lab custom-designed for user experience research, as well as a mobile lab for studying users wherever they are.  For more information on Centralis, go to www.centralis.com.