EU Regional School - Cid Seminar
Prof. Dr. Cid - Data Visualization: More than a Thousand Words
Big Data is one of the trendiest topics in the last years. It is important as it provides means to analyse large volumes of data in order to detect patterns and outliers. However, understanding data requires much more than running complex statistics and data mining processes. We need tools that let us explore the data in order to understand its complexity. Data Visualization is the discipline behind the generation of static and interactive representations of abstract data to amplify cognition. In this lecture we will understand the main goals of Data Visualization through examples that show the wide variety of representations that can be produced. We will also discuss the pros and cons of some of the most classic visualizations in order to understand the rationale we need to know to use them properly.