I am a data analyst / statistician in the high-tech industry and I try to make extentive use of visualization. I find that it is the best way to describe the end result of analysis to non-technical people.
Good data visualization help you to tell good stories, both in the field of business and academia. Good data visualization provide you quick insight of large data and better communicate to business people! Our goal in the group is to share the successful experience about data visualization, including both technical software and creative ideas!