(Image source: NVIDIA 3D Vision PRO)
Rendering high performance visualizations, we can access informational representations that remain understandable and touchable. If you believe that knowing is a manifestation of seeing and touching then visualization can turn the aesthetic of images into functional insights. Visual senses help humans to recognize complex visual patterns and notice even small changes in color and proportion. Thus, visualization describes a way to leverage a basic human ability to understand complex processes at a glance.
Visualization short-circuits eye and mind to transform seeing into insight.