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Dashboards and Data Viz

Top 10 Dashboard Mistakes to Avoid

From pie charts to spark lines, the world of data visualization is full of possibilities. But creating a dashboard takes careful planning and strategy – and sometimes even the most aesthetically pleasing charts, graphs, and reports fail to clearly deliver…

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The Ultimate Guide to Storyboarding

There’s a famous Abraham Lincoln quote where he says, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” While you may not be able to relate to chopping down trees,…

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3 Ways to Present More Accurate Charts: Or, How to Avoid Leading People On

Across the globe, businesses are at a simultaneously empowering and frightening place where data is concerned. They have more of it, more avenues to access it, and more ways to share it. One such way to share data has been…

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Operational, Analytical, and Strategic: The Three Types of Dashboards

Wait a minute, you may be saying to yourself. This blog keeps on telling me that there are a million and one types of dashboards, and now I’m about to read about just three? It’s true, dear reader: there are…

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Does Your Data Need a Dashboard?

It should come as no surprise that every organization needs data to compete and find success in today’s business landscape. The most challenging part, however, is turning your data into information that audiences want to consume. That means choosing the…

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Get Engaged: Practical Tips for Increasing Dashboard User Adoption

Business dashboards are powerful tools that can increase data transparency and utility. They make it significantly easier for businesses across all industries to quickly view key performance indicators and other important short- and long-term data so they may adjust their…

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Get Inspired: 19 Inspiring Data Viz Designs

Ever feel like you are stuck in a rut when it comes to designing effective and visually appealing dashboards? It happens to the best of us. Creative block is real, and sometimes you just need a little jolt of inspiration.…

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You Don’t Have to Be a Data Scientist to Build a Dashboard

More and more, companies are understanding the importance of data and advanced analytics to their business. From improving operational efficiency to making informed decisions based on up-to-the minute information, there are many practical benefits of leveraging big data. Data scientists…

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What Makes An Effective Executive Dashboard?

At the risk of stating the obvious, business executives live a busy life. Last year, Harvard Business Review published a survey explaining how 1,000 CEOs spend their day. An average day-in-the-life of a CEO could be broken down into four…

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Visual Intelligence and Business Intelligence

The difference between making good decisions and bad decisions is the quality of information used to make the decision. Timely, relevant, and well-articulated data can guide decision making, but messy and incomprehensible data can stymie innovation and undermine confidence and…

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