Navigating The World Of Data

“Mission(s) to Mars,” a piece of data visualization from the Taschen tome, “Information Graphics,” shows that out of 42 missions to the Red Planet, only 20 have succeeded.
“Mission(s) to Mars,” a piece of data visualization from the Taschen tome, “Information Graphics,” shows that out of 42 missions to the Red Planet, only 20 have succeeded.

In our data-saturated world, data visualization is fast growing into a field, one which has an entertainment value as well as is a marketing vehicle.

In an uncharted world of boundless data, information designers are our new navigators.

They are computer scientists, statisticians, graphic designers, producers, and cartographers, who map entire oceans of data, and turn them into innovative visual displays, like rich graphs and charts, that help both companies and consumers cut through the clutter.

These gurus of visual analytics are making interactive data synonymous with attractive data.

h/t: NYT

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