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Perceptual Edge

Perceptual Edge
Perceptual Edge We are overwhelmed by information, not because there is too much, but because we don't know how to tame it. Information lies stagnant in rapidly expanding pools as our ability to collect and warehouse it increases, but our ability to make sense of and communicate it remains inert, largely without notice. Computers speed the process of information handling, but they don't tell us what the information means or how to communicate its meaning to decision makers. These skills are not intuitive; they rely largely on analysis and presentation skills that must be learned. Perceptual Edge focuses on the tools and techniques of visual business intelligence to help you make better use of your valuable information assets.

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Excel Dashboard Competition: Bank Dashboard – XLCubed Blog This blog post is the first in a series of blog post that features the winners of the 2008 Excel dashboard competition. “A dashboard is a visual display of the most important information needed to achieve one or more objectives; consolidated and arranged on a single screen so the information can be monitored at a glance.”—Stephen Few, Information Dashboard Design (2006) The dashboards were judged on the clarity and effectiveness of their design, particularly

AnalyticsZone Presents: Creating Effective Visualization Series with Noah Iliinsky The world produces more than 2.5 exabytes of data every day. Visualization is one key approach to gaining insight from this flood of big data. Visualization makes data accessible, and is one of the best ways to analyze and understand the huge volumes that we're accumulating.

Visual Business Intelligence – Data Insights: Deep Thinking About Data Visualization I have an extensive library of books about data visualization. I purchase most of the books that are published on the subject, but only occasionally do I find one that exhibits sound thinking and deep understanding. The new book titled Data Insights: New Ways to Visualize and Make Sense of Data, by Hunter Whitney, is one of those rare exceptions. Unlike most authors of books about data visualization or the broader topic of business intelligence, Whitney thinks clearly and writes beautifully. Data Visualization: Modern Approaches « Smashing Magazine Data presentation can be beautiful, elegant and descriptive. There is a variety of conventional ways to visualize data – tables, histograms, pie charts and bar graphs are being used every day, in every project and on every possible occasion. However, to convey a message to your readers effectively, sometimes you need more than just a simple pie chart of your results. In fact, there are much better, profound, creative and absolutely fascinating ways to visualize data.

Learning Dashboards? – Go thru these 33 Recommended Resources Posted on March 25th, 2011 in Charts and Graphs , Learn Excel - 14 comments During last one week, we had a gala time with Dashboard Week on To wrap-up the week, I am sharing a list of recommended resources, websites, tutorials & ideas for making dashboards. [Note: I will be sharing your contributions for dashboard week on Monday]

Why Choose SETT? You spend hours writing a post, you hit publish, and you wait. Views and the occasonial comment trickle in, but the needle on your subscriber count doesn't budge. So the next day you write another post, wondering when the readers will come. Why is this happening? AnalyticsZone Blog Guest post from Noah Iliinsky, Advanced Visualization Expert, IBM Center for Advanced Visualization This is the first of a series of five posts discussing the four pillars of successful visualizations. In this article I’ll introduce the four pillars and discuss why they’re in the order they’re in; and then in subsequent posts I’ll examine each pillar in depth and explain how to think about and use the concepts when building an effective data visualization. A successful visualization: > has a clear purpose and focus

Foundation Medicine Announces Its Collaboration with the National Cancer Institute on Exceptional Responders Initiative (NASDAQ:FMI) First-of-its-kind Exploratory Study Investigates Unique Molecular Indicators of Tumors Associated with Exceptional Treatment Responses to Drug Therapies in Patients With Cancer --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- (NASDAQ:FMI) today announced that it has entered into a Collaboration Agreement with the (NCI) on the Exceptional Responders Initiative (ERI), a nationwide research study to further understand the molecular underpinnings that may lead to exceptional responses to drug therapies in patients with cancer. In this exploratory NCI-led study that includes participation from , Nationwide Children's Hospital and , tumor samples collected from individuals prior to initiation of the therapy of interest, in addition to pertinent clinical data from each patient, will be obtained from more than 300 patients identified as exceptional responders. The samples will be analyzed to determine whether novel therapeutic vulnerabilities can be identified.

37 Data-ish Blogs You might not know it, but there are actually a ton of data and visualization blogs out there. I'm a bit of a feed addict subscribing to just about anything with a chart or a mention of statistics on it (and naturally have to do some feed-cleaning every now and then). In a follow up to my short list last year, here are the data-ish blogs, some old and some new, that continue to post interesting stuff. Data and Statistics Streampad Streampad Now Playing on 0 Sites! It automatically detects and displays artist information and cover art. You pick the color, and choose from other customizable features. Or just leave it black. Black's cool. AnalyticsZone Blog Guest post by Noah Iliinsky, IBM visualization luminary. This is a continuation of a series of posts covering the Four Pillars of Visualization. Please read my previous article , which describes these pillars as: purpose, content, structure and formatting. This post focuses on the first of these.

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