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These days, marketing isn't just about presenting useful information to audiences, it's also about weaving that information into compelling stories to create maximum impact. Data visualization provides a way to do this by combining the informative power of words with the visual power of images. By combining copy and data visualizations you can create truly… Read More »

What not to do when you create interesting, insightful data dashboards Dashboards are a great way to capture information and display it via smart, attractive snapshots. It has all the bells and whistles of an infographic which are also visually rich representations of data. (The difference is that infographics already have an insight, and the… Read More »

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 »