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Data Visualization & Related Fields: Chapter Summary
In general, data visualization is all about turning text-based data into something more visual and more easily understood. There are also many related fields that focus on visual methods of explaining information. This chapter provides a thorough examination of those these fields, giving you side-by-side comparisons of the similarities, differences, and purposes of data visualization techniques compared to related fields. By studying with our lessons, you will further develop your visual presentation skills, which may be necessary for your current or future jobs. Likewise, this chapter can help you train fellow employees to get a better handle on how to treat visual interpretations of data.
Each one of our lessons are clearly labeled with the exact topics discussed. This allows professionals and novices alike to jump around to the specific topics they need to go over. As you make your way through the chapter, your personalized user dashboard will also make recommendations on related tech skill chapters that can further enhance your knowledge base.
By the time you finish this chapter, you should be prepared to do the following:
- Determine connections between infographics and data visualization
- Differentiate data visualization from dashboards
- Establish how data analytics are distinguishable from data visualization
- Outline data visualization compared to business intelligence
1. Data Visualization vs. Infographics
We rely heavily on sight. As such, a good portion of the information we consume each day comes to us in that form. In this lesson, we'll take a look at two important topics related to visuals: data visualization and infographics.
2. Data Visualization vs. Dashboards
Visuals are an important aspect of our lives, given our affinity for our eyesight. In this lesson, we'll take a look at two areas strongly related to visuals, data visualization and dashboards.
3. Data Visualization vs. Data Analytics
Getting a handle on the vast amounts of information we collect these days is of the utmost importance. In this lesson, we'll take a look at two processes that can help, Data Visualization and Data Analytics.
4. Data Visualization vs. Business Intelligence
In this lesson, we take a look at two related processes that can help us sift through the volumes of information that we gather; Data visualization, and Business Intelligence.
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