Over 10 years ago, the goal was to generate data. Lots of it. For science, the massive data generated by the human genome project open up the world of data science and insights to health.
Today the big issue is; How do we make sense of the data? How do we make decisions on the data? How do we show the data?
This is where data visualization and info graphics come in. Watch this intro video by PBS for a good introduction into this world.