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Why is data visualisation valuable?

Video and article dicussing the value of data visualisation.

The video explored some key examples and comparisons that demonstrate the importance of data visualisations. Data visualisation facilitates meaningful and effective data conversations. Therefore, as a skill, data visualisation is a ‘must-have’ for a data analyst.

Data visualisation is the process of communicating information through charts, diagrams, schematics, and graphics. Therefore, the purpose of data visualisation is to transform raw, uninterpreted data into actionable knowledge and insights. In other words, visualisations present data in a human-readable format.


After watching the video, think of an incident in real life when you were misguided or misled because it was not presented visually. Share your thoughts and experience in the comments. Reflect and respond to your fellow learners.

So far, we have engaged with the importance of data visualisation. Next, let’s learn the process of data visualisation.

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