Our brain thinks in images. A video sticks longer in our minds than a typed interview. We get faster insights from an infographic than from a summary of the figures. And bar, line, pie, and bubble charts help us interpret data and numbers, speeding up the decision-making process. As Joris Klerkx, practice manager at VisionWorks, sums up: “seeing is understanding.” Through data visualization, he helps customers solve complex BI issues.
If you type ‘Joris Klerkx’ in a search engine, that’s what you’ll get: Joris is no stranger to the world of data visualization. He studied the subject at KU Leuven for 13 years, first as a PhD student – in addition to his studies in computer sciences – and then as a research manager and research expert. He has supervised many students working on their dissertations and until recently was giving guest lectures on the value of data visualization.