Data Visualization Predictions for 2014

How do you translate the deluge of disconnected data that surrounds you into useful information? Effectively visualizing data and making it available as actionable insight is a critical imperative to solve the data riddle.

Data visualization is not a new concept. Think of the cave paintings which our ancestors used centuries ago. Think of the numerous maps, charts and graphs which have been a part and parcel of our lives since time immemorial. However, with changing information needs of the user and the advancements in technology, data visualizations today have become more evolved, more effective and more insightful.

So where is the industry headed in 2014? Highlighted in this presentation are the views of 17 experts who spoke to us on where they see the data visualization industry evolve in the coming months:

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  • Noah Iliinsky March 6, 2014, 11:47 pm

    I predict more journalists will finally notice that there are a lot of amazing women doing fantastic work in the field, and include them when looking for experts to interview.

    • shilpi March 7, 2014, 12:28 pm

      Hi Noah

      My bad that my list of ‘experts’ does not include any ‘women’. When I started researching for this piece my intention was not to find ‘male’ or ‘female’ experts…it was to find experts in Data Viz. The few women I contacted did not get back. Next time I”ll try harder 🙂

      Having said that, you should not overlook the fact that am a woman myself and I brought these experts together for the story…a story that would have been non-existent had not that one woman played her role.


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