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Dashboards and Data Viz

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Choose Your Charts

One of the most important steps in creating an effective and engaging data visualization is selecting the right charts to showcase your data. With so many different charts and graphs to choose from, it can be challenging to make sure…

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5 Steps to Becoming a Data-Driven School

The data generated by, and associated with, students and educators is a valuable, yet largely untapped resource. From assessing student progress to determining the effectiveness of a new curriculum or teaching method, data can (and should) be used to guide…

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Become a Master Dashboard Creator

Organizing and deploying data with dashboards can revolutionize the way your organization uses information. Like any tool, using and building dashboards requires skill. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in the data business; whether you’re just starting out, or…

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Building a Project Management Dashboard

The most essential function a project manager can perform is keeping their team on task and on time. With so many moving pieces and people, though, it can be challenging to visualize the project’s progress in real time. Project management…

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What Does Voter Turnout Look Like in America?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware that the United States had itself a midterm election on November 6. While the results of some of the elections are still in question, the clearest result of all was…

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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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