Data Visualization helps us understand a story through data. For example, through COVID-19 we have seen many charts and graphs explaining the curve and projections of what will happen if we are unable to flatten the curve. We can compare data and patterns from China & Italy and make our own conclusions and projections. As the data changes daily, the infographics change too. This article provides an overall comprehensive approach on COVID-19 and provides various types of bar charts, comparisons & trajectories. See a few examples here:
https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/covid-19-coronavirus-infographic-datapack/ (Created by David McCandless, Omid Kashan, Fabio Bergamaschi, Dr Stephanie Starling, Univers Labs)
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html (Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU))
Our software developers use data visualization in a vast majority of our projects. By using a visual element with charts and graphs our clients have an accessible way to see and understand trends. We can customize the data to the specific needs of each client. On one project we worked with OAHC to configure their data by using the software Tableau. For OAHC, utilizing Tableau with Excel or CSV spreadsheets was important. Tableau offered extensive training to help create the specialized charts and visualizations offered by the software. Analyzing information through data visualization is one way that we can add color and patterns to make the data more appealing to view. It makes the data easier to decipher trends and outliers beyond word documents.
Full OAHC Case Study here: https://www.switchboxinc.com/development-case-studies/oahc-tableau-compatible-exports/