The Curse of #DataViz


With the wide array of amazing data visualization tools out there - SAP Lumira, Qlik, Domo, Tableau - you would think that the world has moved towards a graphical understanding of reality. Yet my experience has been that when people are faced with the task of using a fancy new graph or visualization in their work, their first reaction is….to freak out. I am not implying that most people can't handle a nice bar chart or a three dimensional pie chart or even some animated multi-colored craziness. What I am saying is that most people don't know where to go from a data visualization. Are they supposed to take a screenshot and send it to their boss?