Month: October 2013

Critiquing Data Visualizations

Critiquing Data Visualizations I attended an online webinar today hosted by Data Science Central titled Making Flow Happen: Dashboards that Persuade, Inform, and Engage. The presenter was Jeff Pettiross (photo, right) from Tableau Software. I found Jeff’s presentation to be very informative and helpful, but it was the Q&A session afterwards that I thought brought an…

Jeff Pettiross

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Data Visualization: Deconstructing the Map of Beers Using Small Multiples

Found this on the Junk Charts blog site: http://junkcharts.typepad.com/junk_charts/2013/10/deconstructing-the-map-of-beers.html Business Insider links to this blog with a chart depicting the top beer brands by state. I like the quilt-like appearance brought on by using the packaging of different brands. The nine glowing yellow islands sitting in the Atlantic Ocean I find annoying. This happens a…

Beer of Choice

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Data Visualization: Obamacare Web Site Traffic

Traffic to healthcare.gov, the federal health insurance exchange, has dropped off significantly since consumers began encountering problems with the site after it launched on Oct. 1.  The Chicago Tribune Graphics Department created this data visualization to show the effects of the slowdown through Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013. Developers of the troubled Obamacare website confirmed Thursday,…

ObamaCare Web Site Traffic

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MicroStrategy Introduces Free Analytics Tool for the Desktop

Last Tuesday, October 22, 2013, MicroStrategy revamped and expanded its line of BI software to incorporate big-data analytics and desktop visualization. “We’re delivering a substantial new set of functionality,” said Kevin Spurway, MicroStrategy’s vice president of industry and mobile marketing. The company has rebranded and upgraded its flagship BI application, now called the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform,…

MicroStrategy Analytics YouTube

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