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Guy Billout creates absurd and funny illustrations

French artist and illustrator Guy Billout is a true visual poet. In his witty illustrations, he creates surreal illustrations with absurd scenes that …

Low-Latency Access on Trillions of Records: FINRA’s Architecture Using Apache HBase on Amazon EMR with Amazon S3 | Amazon Web Services

<i>John Hitchingham is Director of Performance Engineering at FINRA</i><p>The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is a private sector regulator …

50 things I learned from spending 3 years as a UX intern

Alexis Collado on using data, finding mentors, and designing for humans.The post 50 things I learned from spending 3 years as a UX intern appeared …

The 8 Worst UX Mistakes Coming From Experts

This curated column is authored by Piotr Koczorowski, Marketing Manager, Usability Tools<p>Have you ever asked yourself what UX is all about? It’s about …

UX Design

The Line between Data Vis and Data Art

14 Dec 2015<p><b>tl;dr:I believe that the field of data vis would benefit from a clear line between art and design. I believe that we need that boundary to</b> …

Progressive Web Apps with React.js: Part I — Introduction

Progressive Web Apps take advantage of new technologies to bring the best of mobile sites & native apps to users. They’re reliable, fast, and …

Web Development

Mobile Form Usability

Mobile users who use your app or site have a particular goal. Often the one thing that is standing between the user and his goal is <i>a form</i>. In fact, …

IoT code sample – loading messages from Event Hub into Azure SQL Database

Paolo Salvatori created an example that simulates an Internet of Things (IoT) scenario where thousands of devices send events (e.g. sensor readings) …

The power of machine learning in Spark

Spark’s built-in machine-learning library (MLlib) provides a key differentiator from predecessor open source technologies and leverages Spark’s …

Use Apache Spark? This tool can help you tap machine learning

Finding insight in oceans of data is one of enterprises' most pressing challenges, and increasingly AI is being brought in to help. Now, a new tool …

Machine Learning

Data Visualization — People remember the feeling not the numbers

<b>How did the participants process the information?</b><p>The researchers assessed if people could extract information from these visuals and feel confident …

Wordsmith for Excel turns your charts into reports on-the-fly

You might not have heard of Automated Insights before, but chances are you’ve probably seen what its software can do.<p>The company has developed Wordsmith, which is essentially AI that can write human-sounding reports from raw numerical data, such as financial reports and sales forecasts. It’s …

Automated Insights Brings Robot Analyst to Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets - Compare Reviews, Features, Pricing in 2018

Wordsmith natural language generation (NLG) technology is available directly within Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. Excel and Sheets users can …

Pantone’s Addictive New App Turns The World Into A Prismatic Palette

Pantone Studio launches this week in the App Store and is targeted to digital designers and the color-obsessed.<p>From its humble roots as a printing company in suburban New Jersey to becoming the definitive language of color, Pantone has transformed into a global design force. But when your core …

How To Use Color To Prove Your Point, From A Data Viz Expert

The importance of color theory is a well-explored topic in art and design. But what about when it comes to information design?<p>When working with large amounts of data, precision is key. The same is true of the art of data visualization: size, shape, shade, hue–the tiniest details of a visualization …

So you think you chose to read this article?

<b>You may think you choose to read one story over another, or to watch a particular video rather than all the others clamouring for your attention.</b><p>But in truth, you are probably manipulated into doing so by publishers using clever machine learning algorithms.<p>The online battle for eyeballs has gone …

How Amazon Echo Could Serve as Your New Business Analyst

Picture this. You’re meeting with your board of directors. Someone requests more details about a sales forecast. Instead of booting up a laptop …

Designing Great UIs for Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps give us an opportunity to reset our expectations and to loudly declare that We Can Do Better when designing user experiences on …

Salesforce buys hot deep learning startup MetaMind, services shutting down May 4

Salesforce has acquired MetaMind, a deep learning startup backed by Salesforce cofounder and chief executive Marc Benioff. The startup’s services will stop working on May 4. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.<p>“Salesforce plans to integrate MetaMind’s technology into Salesforce services,” MetaMind …

Machine Learning

5 Practical Tips to Humanize User Experience

A web site with <i>great user experience</i> is like a brick and mortar store with <i>excellent customer service</i>.A store has salespeople who try to identify …

10 weirdest job interview questions

Job interviews are nerve-racking enough.<p>The sweaty handshake, the stuffy attire, the self-promotion and salary talk.<p>And then comes a curve-ball question: "Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?"<p>Hmmm.<p>That's just a taste of the top oddball questions employers fired at …

How To Use Google Search Console To Improve Your SEO

Smarter is better. It always has been. In fact, you’re already smarter than most of the business owners just by finishing Beginners Guide to Google …

Using Card-Based Design To Enhance UX

Web and mobile apps move away from pages, towards completely personalized experiences. And this experience built on an aggregation of many individual</i> …

Reactive Widgets

Widgets

SERVED

A simple utility for serving up directories with an HTTP server. The motivation is to give people a way to start using d3.js without dealing with the …

Introducing d3-scale

I’d like D3 to become the standard library of data visualization: not just a tool you use directly to visualize data by writing code, but also a …

Data Visualization

Walkthrough

In late 2015 we partnered with Dom Leca (ex co-founder of Sparrow) to help him and his team to design and build his new company Stuart; an on-demand …

Projects

Hope y'all had a great new year! I just recently had the pleasure to take Figma.com for a spin, and rebuilt one of the designs that I did early 2015 …

21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

National Parks