Since we're only human, it's inevitable that we are fallible. Our inability to discern patterns from large amounts of similarly appearing information is one of these faults. Visualization helps us to dissect what we are looking for in a fraction of the time it would otherwise take us.
Post Occupancy Evaluation of Office Space
Design as a process is a hypothesis - who/what/where are we designing for, how do we think it will function? The scientific method is ubiquitous because of its effective information evaluation. Post-occupancy evaluations are the design equivalent of the method, vital to the improvement of user experience.
Boston Public Schools: Investigation of Typologies
In a district as large as Boston, the multitudes of neighborhoods and children distributed across over a hundred schools are impossible to distinguish. Breaking down the use of each building by a school organization can help in the educational and capital planning of the public school system.