Twain Taylor

Grid-style layouts came into the spotlight when Pinterest grew popular. They became a hot favorite in the UX community for displaying photography portfolios, thumbnails of products on ecommerce sites, and article snippets on blogs. While they are primarily used to display text and image content, there’s a fair share of products that have adopted these… Read More »

SoftwareAdvice, a data visualization software review company that recently got acquired by Gartner, has published a report on Business Intelligence software buyer trends that caught our attention. The report is based on a survey of 385 companies via phone interactions, and presents a realistic overview of BI buying trends today. Here are the 3 key findings… Read More »

Today’s data digest is packed with the most fresh and popular updates from the world of data visualization. Read away! E-commerce has covered a lot of ground in analyzing and predicting buyer intent using web analytics to track user behavior on websites. However, retail still has a long way to catch up with its online… Read More »

This is the fifth and final post in our series ‘Principles of Data Visualization’ #PoDV In the past few weeks we discussed the goals of data visualization, and how preattentive attributes and analytical patterns enable us to process visual information. However, when designing visualizations we often want to highlight certain aspects of the visual over… Read More »

This is the fourth post in our series ‘Principles of Data Visualization’ #PoDV Over the past few weeks we’ve been discussing the goals of data visualization, and how our eyes and brain process visual information. This week we’ll go deeper than the physical process, and understand the fundamentals of visual processing. First, let’s look at… Read More »

This is the third post in our series ‘Principles of Data Visualization’ #PoDV We started off this series discussing the importance of data visualization in business, and then moved to the two goals in data visualization - explanation, and exploration. Now that we're aware of how data visualization functions in business scenarios, let's dive into… Read More »

This is the second post in our series ‘Principles of Data Visualization’ #PoDV Whether you create visualizations for product dashboards, or interact with them in your day-to-day work, one way to get the most out of visualizations is to understand the goal behind any visualization. It sets the right expectations before you begin to create… Read More »

This is the first post in our series ‘Principles of Data Visualization’ #PoDV How often have you bolted on a dashboard to an almost finished product, and promptly shipped it? How often have you built a business dashboard using the most convenient chart type you could get your hands on in five minutes? How often… Read More »