“Visualizing information can give us a very quick solution to problems. We can get clarity or the answer to a simple problem very quickly.” David McCandless
In the modern world, data is key to understanding commerce, customers, and markets. When viewed as sets of values denoting qualitative or quantitative variables, this form of information helps the men and women of commerce to assess which products are performing well; as also the dominant trends in a certain market. In many ways, data and its sensible interpretation also allows businesses to control inventory and drive expansion in profit margins. In response, the techniques of data visualization are gaining ground; these are reinforced by the fact the human brain processes visual information much better than other forms of information. Data visualization also empowers business analysts to explain trends and statistics easily to a random audience. Flowchart diagrams represent one technique to visualize common scenarios in data interpretation and assessment.
Flowcharts, as inter-linked diagrams, can help visualize common scenarios when analysts seek to map the prices of real estate across a region. Designers working on such a diagram can expand the design of this illustration to include a vertical representation of each region across the canvas. Subsequently, they can plot real estate prices and other information in each region in terms of Dollar value; the completed illustration, when colorized, can emerge as a descriptive document that visualizes every aspect of the data. The colors add depth and meaning to the illustration, and can be mated to a legend positioned in one corner of the flowchart. The flow of directionality inside such an illustration can find expression through arrows or the crests of waves created by the flow of data. We note this attempt to visualize common scenarios should be underlined by rich seams of extant data pertaining to the project at hand. Intelligent analysts can subsequently interpret the completed diagram and arrive at assessments that inform various sections of the audience.
Stakeholders represent an important component of modern businesses; information pertaining to stakeholders can be mapped inside a flowchart as part of an attempt to visualize common scenarios. Such a flowchart could take shape inside a grid that displays clusters of information about various categories of stakeholders. Shareholding, share trading activity, internal stakeholders, external entities, business status, participation in business meetings, etc. could emerge as some of the data points that help visualize common scenarios inside the flowchart diagram. This flowchart can depict a certain visual momentum in tune with the distribution of data across the expanse of the canvas. The final image could emerge as clusters of information shaped like balloons of appropriately clustered information. We note this attempt at visualization allows readers and reviewers to gain a simple understanding of the diversity of stakeholder origins, activity, and relevance to a modern enterprise.
Digital technologies allow data visualization to enter the interactive domain. Such illustrations empower readers to drill down into available data using various forms of functionality built into software packages resident in computers and mobile devices. Data, information, facts, and figures pertaining to the distribution of population could find visual expression inside the framework offered by flowcharts. This attempt to visualize common scenarios – mapped against periods of time, gender and racial composition, geographical areas, population density, migration trends, the Big Picture (and its constituent units), etc. Therefore, the illustration emerges as a set of separate images depicting data visualization from multiple perspectives. The interactive element emerges when the data is combined into a single illustration, thereby allowing readers to slice and dice the data in the visual plane. Interesting insights may follow, thereby allowing the lay reader to visualize common scenarios and appreciate the dynamics of population distribution in modern times.
The data emanating from various business operations, when visually aggregated into a dashboard, can distinguish the expanse of a digital display. When we mate this attempt to visualize common scenarios with a flowchart diagram, the emergent picture can comprise a variety of graphs manifest in different flavors. Business revenue, the number of new customers, profit after tax, new business locations, successful new business initiatives, number of employees, expenses mapped under various heads: these can comprise the headings for the clusters of information depicted on this visual illustration. We note analysts may establish co-relations between these clusters and these can be depicted through lines of connection between the different clusters. This attempt to visualize common scenarios can attract design flairs such as colors, tints, data mapping, etc. in a bid to elevate the visual appeal of the illustration. In addition, trend lines embedded on these charts can help the sponsor to demonstrate business growth.
The simultaneous study of multiple variables, also known as multivariate analysis, represents an advanced form of efforts to visualize common scenarios. Flowcharts designed for such analysis can depict multiple data dimensions or attributes in the visual plane, thereby depicting – for instance – three sets of information inside a flowchart. In terms of detail, multivariate analysis involves distributions of data as also depicting the potential relationships, patterns, and co-relations between such data. We note the conventional flowchart, when rendered digitally, is admirably suited to portray the different attributes, groups, and sets of data emanating from a scientific or commercial enterprise. Visual variants of such diagrams can help the modern data scientist to inject variety in visual descriptions. This scenario represents a calibrated attempt to visualize common scenarios in multiple contexts; hence, designers may scale the data to desired dimensions in a bid to extract specific outcomes and insights.
Data breaches represent an unfortunate fact of life in the digital age. The frequency, extent of damage, cost in Dollar terms, number of litigations, impact on revenues, brands involved, etc. can form the core of an attempt to visualize common scenarios in this scenario. A flowchart designed for this purpose may emerge as a series of wide bubbles that depicts different lines of data clustered by statistical significance. This attempt at visualization compresses reams of digital information inside the confines of a flowchart diagram, thereby generating a clinical image of the various dimensions of digital malfeasance. An analysis of this illustration allows readers to gain a snapshot of different strands of information and quickly assess the financial and economic impact of a data breach. We note the flowchart may carry commentary from domain experts as part of an attempt to bolster the narrative for lay audiences.
The foregoing lines of insight and analysis create a clear picture of various contexts in which flowcharts help visualize common scenarios in data visualization. The coming together of the classical blueprint and modern data frameworks (and techniques) can help business operators access information in an entirely new light; such voyages could help midwife novel data viewing and analysis techniques. Ongoing research and development in data visualization can unearth brand new avenues that meld flowcharts with mountains of data. New and more powerful regimes of computer hardware and software technology can point to sharper visualization techniques that bring into relief hitherto unknown aspects of modern business operations. Intelligent new endeavors could bring forth smoother processing of data resident in corporate silos, thereby casting new light on corporate performance in the digital age. Visualization techniques may also evolve to include new spatial dimensions, thereby improving the rendering of graphical expressions. Further, any project to visualize common scenarios can gain momentum when data scientists find fresh inspiration in radical new technologies.