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Similarly, a graphic designer brought in at the next stage will most often respond to specific problems with the representation provided by the previous steps, rather than focus on the initial question. The visualization step might add a compelling and interactive means to look at the data filtered from the earlier steps, but the display is inflexible because the earlier stages of the process are hidden. Furthermore, practitioners of each of the fields that commonly deal with data problems are often unclear about how to traverse the wider set of methods and arrive at an answer.


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