I am going to discuss the importance of data visualisation when it comes to developing information systems. Data is so crucial and fundamental when it comes to the development of information systems and the success of I.S. Therefore, how we visualise our data is ultimately key in the success of these information systems. So, we begin by receiving raw facts (data) that needs to be represented. We first use these raw facts to create a pivot table, this is an example of a pivot table:
This pivot table can then lead to us developing a dashboard, such as:
While studying the importance of data visualisation, we also looked at the revolution of information and how information is a resource that is as important as land, labour and capital. We noted the difference of data being raw facts and information being data that has been processed and useful to human beings. We also studied the importance of a system and its part in data visualisation as it is a collection of interrelated parts that work together to achieve one or more common purposes.
Finally, we looked at a video of David McCandless speaking about the beauty of data visualisation and we see how he can turn complex and difficult data into beautiful and simple diagrams and patterns. Therefore, making it more appealing to the eye and easier to understand, thus proving the importance of data visualisation with regard to the development of information systems.
This is the link for the video: