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29 Mar 2017

Purposeful Persona Building: Design Thinking Part 2

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Business, IT|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Remember our friend Empathy from the previous article? Well, now that you've interviewed, observed, and worked alongside your end-users and fully understand what it means to walk in their shoes, it’s time to leverage that new knowledge. You’ve likely interviewed people in many different groups or roles within your organization. While analyzing your notes, you [...]

7 Sep 2016

Ironside and Tableau Partner to Power Data Discovery

By | September 7th, 2016|Categories: Business Intelligence, Press Releases, Tableau|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

If modern business data is a river, then traditional enterprise business intelligence is a bucket. Sure, you can pull some valuable and reliable insights at regular intervals that will help you take the pulse of what's going on day to day, but there's a much larger percentage of valuable insight that's just going to wash [...]

21 Mar 2016

Why Your Dashboard Sucks: Design Thinking at Gartner BI

By | March 21st, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Events, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This year at the Gartner BI & Analytics Summit in Grapevine, Texas, Ironside's own Greg Bonnette delivered a presentation that got his audience questioning just what it is that makes a good dashboard. During his talk, Why Your Dashboard Sucks, Greg used the all-too-familiar staple of BI development as a gateway into a much wider discussion of [...]

16 Mar 2016

Get By with a Little Help from Empathy: Design Thinking Part 1

By | March 16th, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Data Visualization, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , |

What Is Design Thinking? "Design thinking is about believing we can make a difference and having an intentional process in order to get to new, relevant solutions that create positive impact." - IDEO It is not a magic bullet.  It is not the only approach to problem solving.  Instead, design thinking is simply another tool [...]

15 Feb 2016

The Dashboard Design DL: 5 Steps to Get Started

By | February 15th, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Data Visualization|Tags: , , , , |

Data is scary. It comes in many types and requires even more tools to manage, which can make finding the information you're looking for an intimidating prospect. Luckily, dashboards can help you get relevant data in a format that works for the people who need it most. This article will explore the core concepts behind [...]

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