Machine Learning and Data Visualization

I wrote this tweet based on a conversation I had where I tried to explain why machine learning was the future of analytics products and data visualization, and that analytics services that do not begin to solve the machine learning problem today will go the way of the dodo tomorrow. In general, I think the tweet storm that erupted afterwards was well received, but I thought it would be worth a few moments to expand on this topic a bit more. Continue reading “Machine Learning and Data Visualization”

Machine Learning and Data Visualization

The Emotional Side of Design

I think that because this is really much more of a task-based application than other parts of the system, that it makes sense for the UI to be reconfigurable.
I said something to that effect in a recent meeting. It was in regards to how we could create a dynamic UI layout structure to allow for a more flexible presentation of information that is driven by user intent instead of just designing static screens. You see, when designing a UI, the most common thing to try to do is lock things down in-place, so that text and images always display in a consistent manner. But what the hell does that even mean?

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The Emotional Side of Design