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Designing Data Beyond the Dashboard

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When we think about Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, countless metrics, endless reports, and complex dashboards come to mind. Companies invest hours upon hours data-diving in search of the ‘game-changing insights’ that will drive growth.

Research predicts that by 2022 only 20% of analytic insights will deliver business outcomes. The other 80% of BI solutions will fail to produce the necessary insights for users. There is more than enough data to choose from, but pinpointing relevant insights for the end-user to make informed business decisions is a significant challenge yet to be solved in many organizations.

But what if we designed a way to

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Why are so few product managers user researchers or data scientists?

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And why that should change

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Potential Dangers of Becoming Data Driven

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<p class="author">By <a href="https://www.uxmatters.com/authors/archives/2021/01/dimitris_niavis.php">Dimitris Niavis</a></p> <p>Over the past decade, more and more organizations have been doing their best to become data driven. This is a huge and much-awaited mindset leap—especially given corporate dinosaurs’ typical way of thinking: “I’m the HiPPO (Highest Paid Person in the Office) and my gut tells me this is what the customer needs.”</p> <p class="sub-p">User research is one of the most powerful antidotes to this outdated mindset and is becoming part of the vocabulary and practice of an increasing number of organizations. It also signifies an increase in <a href="https://www.nngroup.com/articles/ux-maturity-stages-1-4/" title="UX maturity">UX maturity</a>, so is a

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You are not your data but your data is still you

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Regardless of the types of information it encompasses, privacy is about controlling which pools of data are protected, writes tech anthropologist Tricia Wang.

If the operative word for privacy is ‘control’, then personhood is all about agency. Personhood is the agency to determine one’s own life decisions and outcomes. Personhood is tied to the qualities that make us people. It’s about making decisions about everything: our careers, personal lives, homes, and relationships. It’s about having the freedom to determine where we live, who we live with, and how we live. It’s about self-determination. […]

New worlds need new

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How to Generate Synthetic Data with Sketch

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Excited about synthetic data? Maybe you’ve read my article about how design fits into the machine learning process, and the power of synthetic data. When you don’t have access to a clean public dataset, generating synthetic data can be a powerful way to bootstrap your models. And synthetic data has its advantages. You spend much less time on data cleaning and can reduce bias during data generation by including a balanced number of examples. And Sketch randomly distributes images and text values to avoid bias.

Want to create some synthetic data of your own? This tutorial shows you how to create synthetic

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5 powerful Google Analytics alternatives with a free option

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If you’re looking to track usage on your site or app, but are starting to feel uneasy with letting Google see everything under the hood, fear not! There are a number of high powered Google Analytics alternatives that are either free or offer free tiers with features can match or even beat Google. For Products …

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