In the past, data visualization was not a welcoming process. A good step in the right direction was made through Excel one-click chart generation. More modern times allow for entire databases and spreadsheets to be viewed care-free with the use of various online-based services.
Automatic data visualization is being made possible by the use of key software systems that analyze your data, in terms of structure and dimensions. The challenge of these systems now is to analyze data in terms of massive trends but still pay attention to detail.
Data Visualization Interactivity
Software has been growing in its interactive capabilities. This is because more and more users are being attracted to different online data and the process needs to be intuitive as well as user-friendly.
Animations are seeing increased use in web content. In terms of charts, graphs, and maps. These have crossed over from the video format in bringing life and option to previously static files.
The user wants the data that is being present to be as fluid as water for easier intake. Picture a near future where data is accessed much in the same way as Tony Stark plays around with holograms. That may be some time away but the first baby steps are being done now in that direction.
Data Visualization with Storytelling and VR
The power of a good story has been known since mankind first started to become civilized. The process of transmitting data through a story is quite efficient by itself. Users want to view and assimilate data that has meaning but the technology is lacking in that perspective.
VR is something that will aid data transmission in the near future as it satisfies a modern requirement that the user has. This is to actually visualize the data in a semi-realistic or fully realistic format. Virtual reality does a great job in satisfying that requirement, making for more natural data visualization and interpretation.
Ernestina Saenz Salcido is a reporter for News Lair. She mostly writes on her free time about gadgets and tech news. When she’s not working she takes care of her 2 daughters.