The Power and Danger of Data Visualization

The Power and Danger of Data Visualization

 Data visualization is an increasingly important trend to be aware of. The idea of numbers, facts, data, metrics, all represented in a visual form is a positive way to share information to everyone (especially those who are not as well versed in statistics). However, these visualizations of data can be problematic when creativity and aesthetics are valued over accurate information.

“How do we analyze this data? How do we look at it to get an accurate picture of what’s going on? It’s incredibly easy when you start adding in different dimensions, to completely get the wrong insight from a specific batch of data… Data points, displayed in different ways, making you draw different conclusions, and gain different insights.”

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