Analytics Section: Data Storytelling, The Pixar Way

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Pixar’s Rules for Storytelling – as shared by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist – are almost as relevant for communicating with data as they are to filmmaking. Whether you are a creator of data-rich presentations, infographics, or data visualizations, here’s an abridge list of the most relevant Pixar principles for data storytelling

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Auto Section: Inside the Minds of Alternative Fuel Vehicle Shoppers

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Sales of plug-ins, hybrids, nat­ural gas vehi­cles, and other alter­na­tive fuel vehi­cles (AFVs) are still com­par­a­tively small when look­ing at over­all US new vehi­cle sales. Still, they’re grab­bing a lot of atten­tion from media and mar­ket­ing ana­lysts lately, espe­cially if you add in diesel-engine vehi­cles. Here’s the lat­est cov­er­age on how car buy­ers are per­ceiv­ing AFVs

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Retail section: Study Shows Increases In Cashless Shopping, Renting Products

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“It’s clear that consumers are shifting away from carrying cash in favor of more convenient alternatives,” the report indicated. “This presents an opportunity for retailers to capture a larger share of the purchase cycle and drive consumers back to their mobile apps by offering mobile payment capabilities.”

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Financial services Section:What is this thing called Bitcoin?

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Bitcoin is all a part of that movement and is essential a force as we see today in changing the dynamics of trade and finance.

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Value, Not Price, Drives Customer Experience

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Todor suggests that the economic crisis is making consumers stressed out and confused. Given that set of circumstances, he adds, two “mutually exclusive psycho-economic mindsets” can take hold:

  • hoarding, in which consumers take a “ride out the storm” mentality reflected in reduced spending and a heightened focus on price; and
  • engaging, in which individuals seek out relationships with companies that will engage them in a process of regaining a sense of control.

The customer experience influences both of those mindsets, according to Todor. “You can react by focusing…on constraining costs and dealing with the recession as an internal problem, or recognize that now consumers have new needs,” he says.

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HR Section: How Netflix Reinvented HR thro’ Akash Agrawal

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Sheryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. But when Reed Hastings and I (along with some colleagues) wrote a PowerPoint deck explaining how we shaped the culture and motivated performance at Netflix,

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Celebrating excellence in data visualization and information design

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Amazing competition. Incredible entries.

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