Tag Archive: data visualisation

Benefits of Data Visualisation

Data visualisation has become one of the most popular technologies today. Not only does it provide an organisation with the ability to visually present and analyse its information, but more importantly, it gives the organisation a new way of seeing and interacting with its data.

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Communication in Data Science

Data science and the outcomes it delivers can be complex and hard to explain. Presenting your approaches and findings to a non-technical audience, such as the marketing team or the C-Suite, is a crucial part of being a data scientist. You need to have the ability to interpret data, tell the stories contained therein, and …

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8 Aspects to Avoid in Visualisation

In my previous piece, I touched on the rise of data visualisation, and how it should be positioned in the organisation to achieve real insight from their data. In this piece I cover 8 aspects that should be avoided, in order to ensure that only clear and correct messages are conveyed to the business. Failing …

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The Rise of Data Visualisation

Over recent years, data visualisation has certainly made a positive impact, which is no surprise given that it can help organisations achieve real insight from data. But beyond this, it’s also a smart way for us to understand complicated information in a more user friendly way that furthers cognitive understanding. To my mind, if organisations …

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Data-Driven Journalism

Data is growing at such an exceptionally fast rate and it is getting so pervasive that we are also seeing more data-driven insights appearing in the field of journalism, where journalists are starting to use “live” interactive data visualisations to illustrate or support the story they are sharing.

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Tale from the Woods

Gather round, gather round! We hear an eerie sound… I remember the old times around the holiday campfire when smooth talking uncle Alfred with his grand imagination and picturesque speech would tell spooky ghost stories that would make the children huddle closer and closer together, and well, ensure they don’t wander off exploring in the …

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Visualisation to spark Collaboration

Since my initial post on data visualisation (http://www.martinsights.com/?p=492), I have noticed a steady increasing interest in the topic. This is especially noticeable in the business intelligence (BI) field, as more and more organisations are realising the value of using visualisation to positively affect their day-to-day interactions with data. In this post I focus on the …

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Data Discovery

New concepts and technologies continue to emerge in the business intelligence space, which brings new business challenges and of course new opportunities for organisations to understand and ultimately leverage it for business benefit. One such concept that first appeared a few years back, but has yet to get the full attention it deserves, is data …

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Data Visualisation

Data Visualisation is fast and steadily becoming a key strategic approach to data exploration and data analysis within the broader field of BI. As with any other aspect of BI, data visualisation must be clearly defined and understood to be used properly. Considering this, I wanted to provide some thoughts around a few key elements …

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Prototyping for Agile BI

Prototyping reports and graphs interactively with business users is an excellent approach to get their requirements, and show them what can be provided. To do this you need to be well prepared and very skilled with the tool you are using.

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