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Dashboards and Data Viz

#iDashboards17: From Storyboard to Dashboard – iDashboards 101

One of our classic “mild” sessions was hosted by Jerry Stowe and Matt Gentry. As two of our top dashboard experts, and two guys who love to help new customers conceptualize their dashboard projects, they were the ideal presenters for…

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Data Driven Decisions, Learning, and Cognition

There’s a lot of discussion around “data-driven decision making,” but what does that look like in reality? Ideally, we’d like to use data to make decisions that are objectively “correct”, but unfortunately humans aren’t objective creatures. Despite the fact that…

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Smart Cities: Data Visualization in Local Government

Data visualization isn’t just for businesses, journalism, and nonprofits; it’s a tool that government at all levels can use to track data, communicate metrics, and better serve citizens. Local government in particular can make great use of big data and…

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Curing Data Challenges in Healthcare

When it comes to data, the healthcare industry faces some unique challenges. Most of us tend to think of data as being very structured and linear, but healthcare data can be complex and, frankly, messy. The volume of data the…

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Neuroaesthetics and Informative Art

What is Neuroaesthetics? You are probably familiar with the term “aesthetics.” Though in modern times, it’s largely been co-opted by the beauty industry, it has applications far beyond waxing and chemical peels. From a philosophical lens, aesthetics is the branch…

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3 Tips for Taming the Data Beast

These days, data is more critical than ever, with customers, employees, and decision makers alike demanding more transparency than ever before. However, as the need for data increases, so does the amount of data being collected. While more data might…

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Data Persuasion: How to Make Your Case with Data Visualization

In recent years, business strategists, marketers, and data analysts have come to realize the persuasive power of visualization. In a study from New York University, researchers explained that visualized data communicates at a higher level and has a greater impact…

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5 Provocative Map Data Visualizations

Time and space are both dimensions that shape our universe. In data analysis, time has proven to be a fundamental perspective; we measure turnover rates over the course of year; employee engagement rates over the course of a quarter; and…

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Data Visualization and the 9 Fundamental Design Principles

 9 Principles of Design: What Are They and How Can You Use Them? The 9 principles of design weren’t created for data gurus to build applications or dashboards; they’re the essential building blocks artists use to paint and sculpt. Still,…

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Unpacking the Laws of Visual Perception

Our brains are unimaginably complex. Neuroscience is sometimes considered the true final frontier; our internal selves are as expansive as the universe itself. While there are many aspects of cognitive processing that we have yet to understand, the area of…

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