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 […]

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 […]

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 […]