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Maps are important for aiding understanding. However, the amount of unnecessary information on a typical map can be overwhelming and actually distract from making a simple point. Our thematic maps boil a typical map down to only the information that matters for your purpose. By removing unnecessary detail, we can focus the decision maker in … more »
April 2020 Demonstratives: Illustration of Scale The size of a aircraft carrier… The length of a football field… Scale often matters in litigation cases. Accurately depicting how big (or small) things are can be critical. ThemeVision is often called upon to illustrate relative size comparisons. In toxic tort case, it may be critical to show proper … more »
November 2019 Demonstratives: Enhanced Patent Drawings Recently, ThemeVision was asked to help show technologies described in patent language. The original patent drawings were not sufficiently able to show the directions of air currents circulating through the device. The language of the patent accurately described this pathway, but without an enhanced visualization, the description was unclear … more »
Trial lawyers often must make inferences about prospective jurors based on precious little information. Courts’ standard juror questionnaires typically include only a few questions. Courts seldom allow parties to use longer, supplemental juror questionnaires that can provide more useful information. Time allocated to questioning prospective jurors in court is limited, and many federal judges no longer allow attorney-conducted voir dire. Some prospective jurors may even skate through the voir dire process without ever saying a word.