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Digital Transformation Requires Total Organizational Commitment

By now you’ve surely heard that moving forward, every company will be a software company, and that shift is happening now as companies large and small scramble to transform into digitally-driven organizations.<p>Wherever you turn, businesses are facing tremendous disruptive pressure. What’s …

Innovation

Startup Step-By-Step: Raising

I’m taking a last look around the room. It’s five in the morning and the black car is idling outside. The driver has already called me and I quietly whispered that I was coming down.<p>My wife, my long-limbed and tangled in sheets, is asleep. In the small light on my bedside table I see her settle …

Middle School

Who's visiting your website? Analytics will help you find out

Analytics packages are easy to use and measure the success of your website<p>Having a website for your business is one thing, but have you checked whether it is actually doing its job?<p>Who is visiting your site? Are they spending anything? Where are they from? What time of day or night do they visit? …

Analytics

Data Visualization in Python: Advanced Functionality in Seaborn

<i>Slater Stich is an Insight alum and was previously a Staff Data Scientist at Square. He is currently a Vice President at Valor Equity …

Data Visualization

Why is hi-tech Japan using cassette tapes and faxes?

<b>Japan has a reputation for being fascinated by robots and hi-tech gadgets - a nation at the forefront of manufacturing innovation.</b><p>But the technological reality in many offices is strikingly different.<p>This is a country that uses people to do the work of traffic lights and where big-name companies …

The two most dangerous things about air travel

Despite several high-profile crashes over the last two years, flying remains the safest form of travel. Data from the Bureau of Aeroplane Accident Archives show, with the exception of a minor spike in 2014 (a result of the Malaysia Airline crashes), plane crashes have fallen year on year over the …

Aviation

The 50 Best Web Design Books Worth Reading in 2017

Learning is constant. As web design professionals, you have to be constantly in the know about the latest trends and technologies in web design. …

What Is Glass-Steagall? The 82-Year-Old Banking Law That Stirred the Debate

Eight times in Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, candidates mentioned a law that Congress passed in 1933, was signed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and hasn’t been the law of the land in the United States for 16 years.<p>This prompts some obvious questions. What is the Glass-Steagall Act, why do the …

Machine Learning: The New Infrastructure for Everything

The first half of the information age was programming computers to do what we want. In the second half of the information age computers will program themselves. Over the last 30 years, coding capabilities grew at a phenomenal rate topped only by the amount of data being produced and the complexity …

Machine Learning

The 10 Most Political Moments In Pope Francis' Address To Congress

Pope Francis speaks his mind, and he did that again in his address to a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday morning. But, in the vein of the best Jesuit teachers, Francis praised America, its rich political history and its ideals before delicately delivering some things its political leaders …

Christianity

The Summer of the #Squad

The history and context behind social media’s new favorite hashtag<p>Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart—actors who have taken, with glee, to the Internet and the culture that thrives on it—recently covered two tracks from Taylor Swift’s <i>1989</i>. McKellen spoke the lyrics to “Bad Blood”; Stewart, during a …

Social Media

This infographic shows how likely different races are to go to prison

The criminal justice system in America is racially skewed, and as incarceration rates continue to climb, studies have found that African-Americans are disproportionately affected to a significant extent.<p>This illustration from the Sentencing Project shows exactly how stark the racial disparity is in …

High School

A Simple Method to Measure Content Marketing ROI

If you search online for “content marketing ROI,” you get close to 10 million results. The majority don’t provide anything particularly useful or …

A Checklist for Designing Mobile Input Fields

<b>Summary:</b> When you design an input field for use on mobile devices, check whether it satisfies this list of 14 usability requirements.<p>Whether you're …

UX Design

10 Website Conversion Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Ultimately, every website has a goal, whether it is to get more sales, downloads or subscribers, it’s function is to convert a visitor into a …

Web Design

11 Analytics Trends Leading The Data-Driven Revolution In Business - BI Insight

A variety of factors are driving increased adoption and visibility for analytics. Organizations are recognizing the valuable insights that analytics …

Data Science – The New Monetization Model for Analytics Industry

<i>“Data Scientist is the sexiest job of the 21st century”</i> – Harvard Business Review<p>“<i>140,000 to 190,000 unfilled data scientist positions by 2018</i>“ – …

Supermetrics: Bringing more of your cost data into Google Analytics

<i>The following is a guest post from Supermetrics, a Google Analytics Technology Partner.</i><i></i><br>Google Analytics has some great tools to help you keep track …

Analytics

How Chrome Won the War of the Browsers

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Google keeps on winning the internet. In less than a decade, Google Chrome has become the web browser with the biggest market share. Its features appeal casual web surfers and businesses alike. How did it do …

Google Chrome
Google

From Data to Decision: What Executives Should Expect from Their Dashboards | Inc.com

If you run or work for a major enterprise, useful data is never in short supply, as an IT Director at a Fortune 500 company may see, analyze, and record enough information in a single day to fill up a phone book or good-sized hard drive. And for so many employees of any large business, doing your …

Data Visualization
Google

The 5 Building Blocks of Visual Hierarchy in Web Design

Of course, that’s not to say that it’s as simple as making your “DOWNLOAD NOW” call-to-action 10x larger for more conversions. Subtlety and harmony between elements is the key.<p>For example, what do you think the designers of the Teye website want you to interact with most?<p>The large, clickable, …

Here's how standardized tests like the SAT have poisoned America's classrooms

In "The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have To Be," veteran education reporter Anya Kamenetz investigates the $2 billion dollar standardized test industry.<p>Testing is thoroughly entrenched in the American education system. Students in grades three …

Education

Part Two of Our Guide to User Testing

The test itself is simple, and can be conducted with online testing tools like Chalkmark by Optimal Workshop. The software presents the user with a screenshot and a task, and then records their first click. For example, as we discuss in User Testing & Design, we asked users to find a local mechanic …

The Top UX Predictions for 2015

<b>As we mentioned last week when we gave you the top UX trends of 2014, it's been a big year for experience design.</b> 2015 shows all signs of being an …

Delta Airlines

The Top UX Trends of 2014

<b>This was another big year for experience design.</b> Biggest one yet? Sure, why not. There were too many developments, surprises, and shakeups to count, …

Tom Hanks