Check out the 3 different visualisations in this post. Each of these are created from the same data, but each tells a slightly different story. Exploring your data in different ways can help you gain a different perspective, give insight to improve your algorithm, help design a more efficient or more accurate model or perhaps just get your message across to different people. In this example, these visualisations helped to develop a more accurate model for climate change – check out the full blog post: https://nickburns2013.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/an-improved-algorithm-for-the-calculation-of-wbgt/
What ever area you work in, take the time to step back from your data and look at it again, with new eyes and a fresh perspective.