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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), …

How to create and maintain a strategic approach to design thinking

Design has evolved beyond making objects – organizations now want to learn how to think like designers, and apply design principles to the workplace itself.<p>One company at the forefront of this methodology is Philips.<p>Few globally reaching product companies have a 126-year history, and even fewer …

UX and SEO - a match made in heaven?

Over the years, Google’s constant crack down on shady SEO practices has caused SEO techniques to evolve. Furthermore, the rise of mobile recently …

Kickstart your data analysis career by mastering this premier visualization software (88% off)

Your dad always said, “Right tools for the right job.” When you’re working in the arena of data analysis, Tableau 9 is recognized as one of the leading tools for both assessing and presenting large number sets the right way. To do that job right, you can pick up training like this Data …

Understanding Intel's Internet of Things Story in 11 Slides

Image source: Getty Images.<p><b>Intel</b> (NASDAQ: INTC) is undergoing a massive restructuring effort, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to be a crucial component of the company's future.<p>Click through the following presentation to learn how the connectivity boom is shaping the world's largest …

The Subtle Shift Between UX & Product Design

Funny how intricate UX is, with its split into various disciplines: on one hand, they are all dealing with the same matter, on the other — you can …

Infographic Marketing in 2017: A Marketer's Guide to Visual Content Creation

Infographics are not a new concept, but you can add a new twist to them to enliven your brand.<p><i>By Zac Johnson, CEO of Blogging.org.</i><p>As we move into a new year, it's important to look at the current trends in online marketing and branding to see what's working and what's not. While many brands and …

How MTV And Nickelodeon Use Real-Time Big Data Analytics To Improve Customer Experience

Viacom, owner of household brands such as Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV, is one of the largest media companies in the world, delivering more than 170 cable, broadcast and online networks in around 160 countries.<p>Monitoring of the digital networks which are used to pump their content into …

Customer Experience

How to design responsive and device-agnostic forms

Whether it is a signup flow or a multi-view stepper, forms are one of the most important components of digital product design – so you need to design …

Mobile Devices

What is UX Writing?

There’s a new job in town. Well, maybe not “new,” but certainly popping up with increasing frequency. Google’s looking. Amazon’s looking. Dropbox, …

UX Design

3 Tips for Improving Your Business with Analytics

If you're serious about embracing analytics tools, here are a few ways to avoid buyer's remorse.<p>More types of businesses are using analytics to improve the way they operate, the way they serve customers, and the way they approach new product development. In many companies, traditional business …

Artificial intelligence wrecks poker pros to stack up a profit of $800,000

In yet another episode of man versus machine, an artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University has been absolutely dismantling a team of professional poker players, accumulating a staggering lead of almost $800,000.<p>The showdown takes place as part of the “Brains vs. Artificial …

Data Visualization in All Aspects of Business

Who is sick of insight? Who has had enough of gaining an intimate understanding in their companies and industries – and then demonstrating that …

Data Visualization

How to Use Data Visualization to Spark Your Marketing

I have always had, and will always have, enormous respect for project managers.<p>Especially in marketing where work quickly becomes a tangled mass of …

The Optimizer’s Guide to Web Accessibility

What if you found out you are, at best, only optimizing your site for 81% of the people who might possibly visit it?Whether you’ve spent years …

Visual Design

100 Years Of Infographics From National Geographic

A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s.<p>The fact that <i>National Geographic</i> continues to be a collector’s item when other print magazines are struggling—there’s even a popular eBay guide for selling them–is testament …

Innovators wanted: Machine learning, IoT jobs on the rise

Conventional wisdom held that the job market for machine learning and AI-related positions was hot. But according to statistics released by job …

Machine Learning

7 Innovative Artificial Intelligence Startups to Watch in 2017

With over a billion in A.I. exits last year, 2017 is poised for pop.<p>It's poised to be an exciting year in artificial intelligence. Last year, artificial intelligence deals topped a billion for the first time. The White House started publishing reports on AI and the economy. Samsung just announced a …

How Micro-Interactions Drive User Engagement

Modern businesses need to stay constantly relevant to their consumer bases if they want to survive, and one of the best methods for doing that is …

10 TED talks that used visual graphics to win the audience

Learn how the right set of slides turned these talks into an immersive and engaging experience.<p>What is it that makes TED speakers so damn persuasive? Perhaps it's because they follow these public speaking tips or follow and learn from these public speaking stars. One thing they have in common is, …

Public Speaking

How to get business value from a design sprint

Nathan Kinch shares 3 activities teams should add to their design sprints.The post How to get business value from a design sprint appeared first on …

UX Design

A Simple Method for Developing Design Skills This Year

There’s no shortcut or hidden trick to improving your design skills – ask anyone in design or any other field, creative or otherwise. But there <i>is</i> a …

UX Design

10 Ways to Visualize Data with WordPress

The ability to easily share data is a foundation of what makes the web so great. But, it’s often been difficult to present data in an easy-to-digest …

I tried to work all day in a VR headset and it was horrible

Alex Hern wanted to get closer to his work by spending a day in a VR world. Future of employment, or a digital headache?<p>Virtual reality is here. You can pilot a starfighter, make sculptures out of virtual clay and experience award-winning journalism … but can you use it to get some work done?<p>I …

Beyond Flatland: User Interface Design for VR

<i>Explorations in VR Design</i><i> is a journey through the bleeding edge of VR design – from architecting a space and designing groundbreaking interactions</i> …

The Best Collections Of Infographics, Charts & Maps – 2016

I still have to post my choices for The Best Infographics of 2016 but, in the meantime, other people are beginning to publish their own choices. So I …

Infographics

Getting more value from data with machine data analytics

A new report examines how companies are using machine data analytics. Among other findings, nearly all of the respondents use machine data analytics …

Google launches first developer preview of Android Things, its new IoT platform

Google today announced Android Things, its new comprehensive IoT platform for building smart devices on top of Android APIs and Google’s own services. Android Things is now available as a developer preview.<p>Essentially, this is Android for IoT. It combines Google’s earlier efforts around Brillo …

Android News

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

Successful Mobile App Design: What Can We Learn From Ray-Ban, Urban Outfitters, and Zeel

For many users, their desktop devices have become a secondary touchpoint. The vast majority of searches begin on mobile, and users have become used to the instantaneous connection they get with a brand’s digital presence. Whether at home or on-the-go, mobile devices are becoming more and more …

Apps