The world of data is a complex one. As humans, we look to statistics, numbers, trends and patterns to help inform us and educate us about most things in the world around us. In the media industry, those same rules apply. The challenge for data though has always been, how do we transform it into information.
As a creative who is very young in the media industry, I have found myself learning this industry through the art of transforming all the crazy, wild and weird numbers (and trends) that keep this industry so competitive, into visually stimulating works of art and design.
How do art, design and data meet? It’s very simple. A great man once said, “in order for design to be great, it must work.” The world of intricate and confusing data has seen the birth of a new era by the growing popularity and importance of infographics In modern media research, probably one of the coolest and most interesting fields to be involved in, is the world of data visualization. I’ll be writing some posts on data visualization soon, as well as some secrets that I am learning in the trade of visualizing some of the most multifaceted datasets in the media industry. My first post will deal with approaching the first day that you are encountered with mountains of data. How do you deal with it all? It’s all so confusing? It will be amply titled; The Biggest Secret to Data Visualization.