Monday March 30, 2015

Learning To See Data

The key to overcoming big data overload? Hire a painter.

To extract some order from this chaos, analysts need to continually reimagine the ways in which they represent their data آ— which is where Mr. Kohn comes in. He spent 10 years working with scientists and knows how to pose useful questions. He might ask, for instance, What if the data were turned sideways? Or upside down? Or what if you could click on a point on the plotted data and see another dimension?