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How self-service analytics, data democratization and data education can take collaboration to a whole new level. 2013: Nearly 3,600 photos are uploaded on Instagram, over 100,000 Tweets are posted, and Google processes more than 2 million searches, every minute. Fast forward to 2017. For 456,000 Tweets a minute, we have 527,760 Snaps – a major… Read More »

7 common biases that influence how we understand, use, and interpret the world around us In 2005, UCLA Econ Graduate, Michael Burry, saw the writing on the wall – the ticking numbers that form the American mortgage market. Burry’s analysis of US lending practices between 2003-2004 led him to believe that housing prices would fall… Read More »

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 »

JSDoc helps in creating API documentation for JavaScript projects by keeping a close coupling of source code and documentation content. This was the main reason why we chose JSDoc for documenting the FusionCharts library after comparing tools for JavaScript API documentation. Though JSDoc may seem somewhat bulky for smaller projects, it packs of lot of… 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 »