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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. The world produces more than 2.5 exabytes of data every day.

Visualiser l’information : une courte bibliographie Duarte Blog Just a couple more stops until the Death Star. @sean_voegeli Many of our employees live a long way from the office. One of our designers has a particularly hellish trek. Instead of whining about it — or just staring at his phone like the rest of us — he started making it a #creativecommute. Sean Voegeli* is a talented illustrator, avid Instagrammer, and loyal Star Wars fan. First, where can we find your work? What tools do you use? I like Adobe Draw a lot. How has your #creativecommute affected your day? On the way home, it’s a good way to unwind and transition into dad-mode. How do you decide what to draw? Which comes first, illustration or photo? How long does each piece take to make? Why Instagram? Do you have a favorite piece? “All strollers and droids must enter through the gate please.” And this one. Don’t you dare order a hotdog at this Disneyland stand. Last question, who should we be following on Instagram? So we dare you.

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 > contains (only) the right content > is structured correctly > has useful formatting Therefore, the pillars are, in this order: 1. purpose 2. content 3. structure 4. formatting Purpose is the specification for your entire effort. Content is pretty straight forward. Structure is the physical layout of your visualization. **By definition, if you’re visualizing knowledge, you’re placing it in space. That’s the overview of the four pillars. For more information:

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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. What is your purpose? *This posts addresses creating visualizations for presentation. There's a reason the purpose phase comes before the other three phases. A useful purpose must take into account questions like: The more you know about your customer and how they will consume your visualization, the more clear and accurate your can make your purpose, and the greater your odds of success. So what does a good purpose look like? To be most successful, different uses (purposes!) The route from Seattle to Baltimore (above) is very similar to the route from Seattle to New York City (below), except at the critical point -- the arrival. Why stop the insight with this article?

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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. If you haven't done so already, please read the introductory post and the post, "Purpose: the bedrock of an effective visualization." Now that we have determined our purpose (the why of this visualization) we can start thinking about what we want to visualize. Our task is to include the relevant data (that which we know is useful) and to leave the rest out. To figure out what to include, we look to our purpose to tell us the most important data points and relationships. We want this visualization to enable the following actions/decisions: _____ To do this, it needs to be able to answer these questions: _____ To answer those questions, we need to display these data types: _____ As you're selecting data to display, resist the urge to show everything all at once: remember that extra information is the same thing as noise.

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A Guide to Control Charts Control charts have two general uses in an improvement project. The most common application is as a tool to monitor process stability and control. A less common, although some might argue more powerful, use of control charts is as an analysis tool. The descriptions below provide an overview of the different types of control charts to help practitioners identify the best chart for any monitoring situation, followed by a description of the method for using control charts for analysis. Identifying Variation When a process is stable and in control, it displays common cause variation, variation that is inherent to the process. Control charts are simple, robust tools for understanding process variability. The Four Process States Processes fall into one of four states: 1) the ideal, 2) the threshold, 3) the brink of chaos and 4) the state of chaos (Figure 1).3 When a process operates in the ideal state, that process is in statistical control and produces 100 percent conformance. Xbar-Range Charts

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