The field of analytics is changing rapidly. And for many analytics professionals, it is hard to keep up with all new developments. One of the best and easiest things you can do is subscribe to a couple of the best analytics newsletters. From that moment on you will have a constant flow of inspiration, tips, and tricks. Coming straight to your inbox.
Here are my favourite newsletters on analytics that I recommend everyone to subscribe to.
Listening to podcasts has gently become a new habit for me. It is the perfect medium to fill “in-between times” like commutes, exercising, cleaning or ironing. I use an app called Overcast to listen to my podcasts.
[DUTCH] Afgelopen donderdag (2 februari presenteerde ik (samen met mijn collega Timothy Dieduksman) bij het Marketing Insights Event in Utrecht. 123 deelnemers namen wij mee in wat een Data Analist kan doen om meer impact te maken. Bij ING zoeken we trouwens nog meer van deze impactvolle Data Analisten!
De presentatie werd gewaardeerd met een 7,9 en vind je hier:
Teletekst remains very popular in The Netherlands. In other countries (like Great Britain and Belgium) the local Ceefax initiatives have been shutdown. The succes of the Dutch Teletext app can be explained by the fact that the NOS (Dutch Broadcasting Company) released this app in the early days of smartphones.
And here are my three reasons why Teletekst still is my favorite app to follow the news:
Limited: you only have to visit this one page to know what is happening in the world
If you read this blog, you probably believe in building websites based on evidence, not false beliefs. If so, then you should read UX Myths – the brainchild of UX designers Zoltán Gócza and Zoltán Kollin.
This is what they say about UX Myths:
Our goal is to provide evidence in user experience design that can help stakeholders move away from design decisions that are based merely on beliefs and personal opinions. But you should still do your own research, check how your design performs.
We’ve collected a lot of research data, as well as facts, quotes and articles from well-known designers and web experts in order to debunk the common web design misconception.
… I get a lot of requests for all kinds of time-consuming activities very day. In general I try to be helpful, but there are only 24 hours of the day and I already don’t sleep much. So, in reality every time I say yes to something I also say no to other things – and my sad realization is that my process for saying yes and no does not lead to a plate of activities that fits with my priorities. So, in 2016 I am going to try and figure out what my priorities are, and then direct my time in a consistent way with my priorities. …
Today Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released the results of its research on mobile phone share of activations per manufacturer. You can question the validity of the research, but for now I’ll just assume the numbers are correct. CIRP bases its findings on a survey of (only) 500 US subjects that activated a new or used phone in the October-December 2014 period.
It’s critical for analysts and presenters of data to share information in a way that people just get it. Enter data storytelling – a magical elixir to all your data communication woes! Well, maybe not quite. But you should be aware of recent efforts using this timeless approach to deliver information so naturally – through stories.