Today Sean O’Donoghue talked at the 14th International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB) in Copenhagen. O’Donoghue is affiliated with the Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research both located in Sydney. His talk was officially titled “Visual Analytics: A New Approach for Systems Biology” but he immediately after the start admitted it could better be named “Untangling the Hairball“. Using 6 guidelines he quickly showed the basic principles of data visualization for scientists. Since his talk contained quite some references to journal articles, webservers and online tools I thought it would be useful to put everything together in a post.