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Design

Chart Choosing

When building dashboards and business intelligence applications you’ve likely spent many hours identifying key metrics. You may have even developed use cases and profiles so that your application or dashboard is a success. These steps are an excellent investment to ensure the final product will be engaging and satisfy the needs of your stakeholders. A…

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Beautiful Data Visualization

I recently published Beautiful Data Visualization – Part 1 in which I discussed some of the challenges with data when it comes to creating compelling visualizations. I also offered some suggestions of tools and processes to build confidence in your data sets. Now that you’ve taken the first step to great data visualization (or at…

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Beautiful Data Visualization

It’s hard to find beautiful and compelling data visualizations. Even when using tools that provide the ability to create stunning visuals many product offerings fail. It’s certainly true that “big data” and proper analytics can deliver actionable insights leading to smarter decisions. Yet, the value of said insights depends greatly on the quality of the…

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Circles vs. Squares

The use of a radial interface was pioneered in 2012 and is making a comeback in the past year especially with wearable tech. One advantage of using circles in a touch interface is the ability to have more points adjacent to your finger at the same distance when touching the screen. With squares, the path to the next…

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Curated

Yesterday I received a very unexpected email – the folks at crated. emailed to say “We really like your art and you’ve been promoted as a featured gallery” and “Congratulations! Your art piece was hand-picked by our curators.” This totally surprised me. That piece, “Counting Sheep”, is currently being featured on their homepage and I…

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