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Gestalt Principles for Information Design

<i>By Lucia Wang</i> A widely known psychology theory in the design community, Gestalt principles describe the way our brain makes sense of visual …

Infographics

Why dashboard design is critical to analytics success

It doesn't matter how great an app is if nobody uses it. Here's how to design a dashboard with the user in mind.<p>Usability, ease of navigation and the …

What a Sensory Isolation Tank Taught Me About My Brain

“Take off your clothes, step into the pod and shut the top. And be really careful not to get any of the salt in your eyes.” Those were the instructions I was given recently just before I entered a sensory isolation tank in Seattle. Finally, I would have my chance to see what it would be like to be …

Consciousness

The 10 Best Data Visualization Articles of 2016 (and Why They Were Awesome)

2016 was an astounding year for insightful, informative data visualization articles — here were the top 10 I saw all year (in no particular order), …

The Right Kind of Conflict Leads to Better Products

Oysters and alliances have something in common: a little irritation can produce a thing of beauty. When partners in an alliance come into conflict, it can be just what is needed to produce a technically and commercially successful product.<p>Eli Lilly and Company measures the health of its alliances …

6 Traits That Predict Ethical Behavior at Work

Trust and openness are crucial elements of an ethical organizational culture. Only when employees are able to voice the problems they see can ethical lapses be discussed and resolved. A first step in building this kind of culture involves a hiring approach in which companies actively seek those …

Big Data Analytics: Eating An Elephant

Of all the disruptive technologies we track, big data analytics is the biggest. It’s also among the haziest in terms of what it really means to supply chain. In fact, its importance seems more to reflect the assumed convergence of trends for massively increasing amounts of data and ever faster …

Big Data

7 Significant Steps to Projecting Confidence | Inc.com

Some people exude the kind of assurance that gives them an air of power, trustworthiness and grace. This personality instantly generates respect and often admiration from others. These types often gravitate to leadership positions because they seem to be able to handle anything with steadfast …

Self-help

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Machine Learning Examples That Will Amaze You

When Bill McDermott, CEO of <b>SAP</b>, the world’s largest business software provider, believes the next five to 10 years will be far more disruptive than the five to 10 we just lived through, it’s time to sit up and pay attention.<p>The culprits behind this oncoming wave of disruption? <b>Machine Learning</b>, …

Machine Learning

39 Easy Website Improvements to Create a Better User Experience

There are two kinds of website improvement projects.<p>The first, and most obvious one is creating a new website. Done effectively, the process requires …

Google Analytics

Sentiment Analysis with R

What's Sentiment Analysis and why does it matter? Sentiment analysis or opinion mining is the computational study of opinions, sentiments and …

Natural Language Processing

Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2017

Increasingly, the world is becoming an intelligent, digitally enabled mesh of people, things and services. Technology will be embedded in everything in the digital business of the future, and ordinary people will experience a digitally-enabled world where the lines between what is real and what is …

Internet of Things

Machine Learning is About to Turn the Marketing World Upside Down

<i>Steven Wong is CMO and Derek Slater is content director at Ready State, a digital-marketing agency in San Francisco</i><p>Scene: It’s 2017, and your CEO calls you in. She asks about your market segmentation—you have five personas, based on demographic data. Then she hands you a report from the data …

Prototyping User Experience. Tools to Try.

At the moment prototyping is recognized as an integral part of design process which is aimed at creating user-friendly digital products. It's not …