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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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#iDashboards 18: OSKAR’s Best Dressed – Top 10 Support Questions

Regardless of how long you’ve been visualizing and analyzing your data, chances are you’ve run into a roadblock at some point. However, thanks to the help from the friendly iDashboards support team, I’m sure you were back to building dashboards…

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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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How to Promote Data Literacy

It’s one thing to understand that data is important, but for many organizations the real trick is bridging the gap between having data and using it. If you’ve spent much time working with data, you’ve probably heard (and said) the…

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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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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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Data Preparation, Demystified

Data visualizations are the flashy result of data analysts’ work, and there is no shortage of beautiful and engaging examples these days. Still, unless an audience member is a data analyst him or herself, it’s difficult to see all the…

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10 Things To Do With the Time You Used to Spend Pulling Reports

The life of a data analyst can be a hectic one. Pulling data, analyzing metrics, compiling reports, looking for insights, preparing presentations… it seems never ending. Some days there is barely have time for a restroom break, much less to…

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Transparency Traps (And How To Avoid Them) 

Transparency: many of us hear this phrase all the time, and many more of us claim to want more of it. Companies want more transparency from their employees. Employees want more transparency from their employers. And customers want more transparency…

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