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The Changing Landscape Of Data Visualization Requires A Radical New Approach

John Brand September 7, 2012
In a recent media interview I was asked about whether the requirements for data visualization had changed. The questions were focused around whether users are still satisfied with dashboards, graphs and charts or do they have new needs, demands and expectations. Arguably, Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics were probably the first real "commercial" examples of data visualization […]
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We Need Some New Categories Of Testing Software For Humans

Forrester May 6, 2011
During my research for the just-published document "For Developers, Dog Food And Champagne Can't Be The Only Items On The Menu," I had an interesting conversation with the team at Adobe that handles internal pilots, which in their case entails more than just putting the next version of an Adobe product on the network for […]
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The Rise And Fall Of Complexity: Apps

Forrester December 4, 2010
[As promised, here's the first in the series about the tech industry's drive to reduce complexity.] Remember the magic number? It's the one thing from Psych 101 that you should recall, since it pertains to memory. The brain has an upper limit on the number of chunks of new data it can stuff into working […]
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Calling all Web design agencies!

Forrester April 20, 2010
Forrester is conducting a survey of agencies that offer Web design and development services in North America. We've invited a long list of agencies to complete our survey, but if we've missed you, here's your chance! The survey covers topics regarding the organizational structure and services your firm offers. Your responses as well as those […]
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Q&Agency: LEVEL Studios

Forrester March 23, 2010
Welcome to Q&Agency! Each week, I get to talk to agencies small and large and get to hear (in their words) what differentiates them and the experiences they create. To help bring some of that information to you, I'm showcasing an ongoing series of interviews with small to mid-size interactive and design agencies. If you'd […]
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Q&Agency: EffectiveUI

Forrester March 19, 2010
Welcome to Q&Agency! Each week, I get to talk to agencies small and large and get to hear (in their words) what differentiates them and the experiences they create. To help bring some of that information to you, I plan to showcase an ongoing series of interviews with small to mid-size interactive and design agencies. […]
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Better eBusiness May Have Helped Hotels Avoid A Truly Lousy 1H09

Forrester July 31, 2009
Wow, once you get into this blogging thing, it's hard to stop… I am a fan of Travel Weekly, a truly comprehensive travel industry publication. I've been reading Travel Weekly for the million or so years I've been in the travel industry and am sincerely impressed with how its editor, Arnie Weissman, continues to take […]
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Search Engines: A Simple Way To Better Understand Consumers

Forrester January 16, 2009
[Posted by Brad Strothkamp} A large portion of a Forrester analyst’s job is keeping tab on hundreds of different Web sites. During my Web site travels over the years, a few truths have become evident: You can tell a lot about how a company is organized based on their Web site Too much sales content […]
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How A “Tiny” Company Is Winning Online

Sucharita Kodali January 7, 2009
[Posted by Sucharita Mulpuru] I used to swear by one of the big online photo printers. For years, this company generously let me store thousands of my pictures and printed them beautifully and inexpensively, sending them to me promptly whenever I needed. I even used this company to make novelty products like calendars, mugs and […]
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