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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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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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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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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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Data Persuasion: How to Make Your Case with Data Visualization

In recent years, business strategists, marketers, and data analysts have come to realize the persuasive power of visualization. In a study from New York University, researchers explained that visualized data communicates at a higher level and has a greater impact…

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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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