Some wise man once said that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. Very true, as data visualization does make it easier to absorb large amounts of information quickly. However, words play a crucial role too. How often do you encounter a data visualization without any text on it? This article talks about 5 text… Read the rest of this entry »
Money Dashboard is touted as Britain’s answer to Mint.com (the most popular personal finance management app in US). It is an online application that lets you monitor, organize and take control of your money. Once authorized, it can link to all your various bank accounts, provide real-time graphical analysis of your spending, allow you to set and achieve spending goals and also set alerts. It is however, a read-only application, you cannot do any monetary transaction using Money Dashboard.
Over the past few weeks we’ve been discussing predictive analytics at length. We started with an overview, and then went on a tour of 9 unique businesses that are leading innovation in predictive analytics. So far, we’ve just set the stage for this and the next post, where we take a focused look at the visualization methods and concepts used in predictive analytics products today.
Usability is a term thrown around a lot these days. And not without good reason. People are getting busier and busier. If they cannot find exactly what they are looking for within seconds, it doesn't exist for them...no matter whether they are searching for a product on the web, a feature in a tool or… Read the rest of this entry »
While discussing a chart during a presentation, you’d probably have to talk at length about each plotted value. The lengthy discussions become particularly unavoidable if you have to cite reasons for declining sales or for an extended period of stagnation. In situations such as this, tooltips come in handy since you can easily display a… Read the rest of this entry »