1. Comprehend quickly. It's significantly faster to analyze information in graphical format (versus in spreadsheets). Extensive amounts of complicated data can be overwhleming, but correlations, patterns, trends, outliers, etc. are easier to spot with creative visual aids. By using graphical representations of information, especially if it a live, interactive figure. Scientists (as well as governments and businesses) are able to see large amounts of data in clear, cohesive ways – and draw sometimes surprising conclusion.
2. Communicate effectively. The learning curve and jargon-issue often make cross-disciplinary collaboration difficult. Using charts, graphs or other visually impactful representations of data gets the message across quickly and engage new audiences in magificent ways.