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Dashboards and Data Viz

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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The Unsung Hero of “Silicon Valley”: Dashboards

I have a Monday night ritual, and it’s Sunday night shows. Specifically, it’s HBO’s current Sunday night lineup, which is in my opinion one of the strongest blocks on TV, streaming or otherwise. While certain offerings on the premium network…

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Data in Context

“Context,” according to the Merriam Webster dictionary, is “the interrelated conditions in which something exists or occurs.” It might sound complicated, but when broken down, it’s actually quite simple: context puts things into perspective. That’s why context is hugely important…

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Takeaways from iDashboards Summit Manchester

On the 12th of April 2018, iDashboards headed to Manchester to meet executive professionals interested in the data visualization world. After the reception and registration, we opened the day with the fundamental question: What is Data Visualization? Silvia Giardini, Sales…

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5 Must See TV Data Visualizations

Ah, the Golden Age of Television. There’s so much to binge, dissect, and absorb these days, and so many angles to examine. For example, have you ever watched an episode of The Walking Dead and wondered how many zombies are…

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Oscars 2018 – The Best Picture Nominees Dashboard Refresh!

Dashboard Passion Projects: Visualizing the Nominees for Best Picture In 2017, when Oscar nomination time rolled around, a colleague and I got the idea to make a dashboard that could attempt to predict the Best Picture winner. While, as a…

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How To Visualize Social Media Metrics

A strong social media strategy is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a necessity. Social media’s influence and impact continues to grow, and companies and organizations across industry are seeking to amplify, and measure, their efforts. If you’ve spent much time…

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The History of the History of Data Visualization

The term “Data Visualization” may have firm roots in the 20th Century, but the concept of data storytelling is as old as time. Humans have been expressing the world through data dating as far back to the invention of the…

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#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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