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#iDashboards19 Detroit – Position for Success

#iDashboards19 Detroit – Position for Success This past week, iDashboards brought its 8th annual conference back to our hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Not far from our office headquarters in Troy, our team headed downtown for a full two days of…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Fundamental Principles for Data Visualization Design

Design is what makes a data visualization pop. Without implementing conscious design choices, data can be misunderstood, misidentified, or simply missed. Fortunately, there are certain design principles that you can apply to your next dashboard or data visualization that will…

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Oscars 2019 – Best Picture Nominees Dashboard #3

The 91st Annual Academy Awards are set to air February 24th, and though there will be no host (and limited musical performances by the Best Song nominees), Hollywood’s biggest night is cause for both celebration and critical analysis. Who will…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Choose Your Charts

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

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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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#iDashboards18: Designing for Function – Getting the Most From iDashboards

When you think about designing dashboards, colors, contrast, and balance are probably some the first things that come to mind. All these dashboard design elements are related to aesthetics and user interface, making them great examples of designing for form.…

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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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Developing Your (Color) Palette

It’s no secret that color is an important part of data visualization. In everyday life, colors have a unique power to intensify communication. (If you’ve ever seen the film Pleasantville, you know what I’m talking about here.) In fact, many…

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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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Painting by Numbers: Designing Your Data Picture

Visual data analytics give a whole new meaning to the phrase “painting by numbers”. Much like when painting by numbers, it can be difficult to see the final product when you begin – everything just looks like numbers and lines!…

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