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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 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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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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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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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 Data Visualization 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…

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