Contemporary Analysis

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Why Visualizing Data is Important

Visualizing data can make something easier to understand and perhaps keep you awake.  Most students have learned that the cure for insomnia is take a difficult concept, like the philosophical concept of determinism, and explain it with words alone. In case you don’t know, Determinism is defined as “events within a given paradigm are bound by causality in such a way that any state of an object or event is determined by prior states.” Asleep yet? But what if you explain that concept with a picture?

Notice how the explanation become more interesting and relevant with a visual aid? I’m sure you had the same reaction as me. Even though I might not care what determinism means, the picture piqued my curiosity and drew me in to explore the topic than I would have otherwise. The illustration makes a hard concept easy to grasp. Download our eBook, "Dashboards: Take a closer look at your data".

Visualizing a concept has an amazing affect on the human mind.

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