Thursday, March 16, 2017

Data Visualization

The thing that I found most fascinating about this video was how data and visuals relate.  When you look at data you don't typically think about art as a component however it is very important part to how we as human beings digest information.  When compiling information it can be difficult just giving a person a piece of paper with words and numbers on it.  This can make it hard for the person to understand and have a deeper understanding of what all this information means.  The tool that visualization gives us is a better comprehension of the data that is placed in front of us.

The last line of video really stuck with me when the last man said along the lines that visualization shouldn't serve as confirmation, yet as a picture.  So what I took away from this is that we should still question visualization, not always allowing it to be the end all be all.