What is data visualization and why should you care?
Apr 28, 2015
Data visualizations make huge amounts of data more accessible and understandable. Data visualization, or “data viz,” is becoming largely important as the amount of data generated is increasing and big data tools are helping to create meaning behind all of that data.
So, why should you care about data visualization?
- 2.5 billion GB of new data is generated every day (sciencedaily.com)
- 1 trillion+ connected objects and devices on the planet generated data in 2015 (sciencedaily.com)
- Storytelling with data visualization sparks a response from the user with numbers to back it up
- Data visualization (data graphics) help you understand trends, patterns, and make correlations
The following SlideShare presentation takes you through more details around data visualization and includes examples of some great data visualization pieces.
I'm a human-focused, strategic interactive designer with a global and perceptive lens. I seek to fully understand the audience in order to create relatable, user friendly experiences, no matter the medium. After almost three years in the Peace Corps, living and working in Albania, I returned stateside to absorb as much knowledge about the interactive world as possible. After earning my Masters in Interactive Media I began to understand that layout, whether for print, web or mobile, is a puzzle that with good design and strategy can be solved. During my time at Centerline I have learned something new everyday from brilliant coworkers and I continue to grow as a designer and a development enthusiast.