Definition of Data Visualization

What does is it mean and how is it used

What is Data Visualization? 

Data Visualization is the term used to describe the way data is presented in an eye-catching way, as opposed to stark figures or code. It describes a way to help people understand data by using a visual context. Patterns, trends and correlations can be seen that might not be obvious when looking at the raw data.

Why use Data Visualization? 

Some people say a picture is worth a thousand words and that definitely rings true if you compare simple visualization to a set of raw data – especially as the brain processes visual information 60,000 faster than text.  It’s a great way to quickly glean meaning from data, at a glance, and bring your insights to life.  Patterns, trends and correlations can be seen that might not be obvious when looking at the raw data.

Did you know?

The brain processes visual information 60,000 faster than text.

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