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Pfizer Connects Dots To Deliver Better Treatments - InformationWeek

Pfizer Connects Dots To Deliver Better Treatments - InformationWeek | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
The pharmaceutical company, No. 1 in the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, uses big data to tailor treatments to specific patient populations.
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GEN | Magazine Articles: Reshaping the Cancer Transcriptome

GEN | Magazine Articles: Reshaping the Cancer Transcriptome | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
A more dynamic model is emerging, one better equipped to
cope with extreme variability at the single-cell level and across cell populations.
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GEN | Magazine Articles: Discovering Causal Disease Genes with NGS

GEN | Magazine Articles: Discovering Causal Disease Genes with NGS | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
This tutorial by DNASTAR shows how to overcome the computational challenges of detecting rare gene variants.
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Watson's Next Challenge: Smarter Cancer Treatments

Watson's Next Challenge: Smarter Cancer Treatments | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
New innovations in computational biology are changing the way researchers tackle cancer and diabetes. Can algorithms find drug treatments that human...
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SunGardASVoice: Three Kinds Of User Experience Design Fuel Amazon, Google, Apple

SunGardASVoice: Three Kinds Of User Experience Design Fuel Amazon, Google, Apple | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
Fine art has always been about the experience of both the artist and the consumer of the art. Today, technology and business are moving in a similar direction with regard to user experience. Read on to learn about the three kinds of user experience design, and how they're being wielded by companies like Amazon, Google, and Apple.
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Is It Good To Be A Perfectionist As A UI Or UX Designer?

Is It Good To Be A Perfectionist As A UI Or UX Designer? | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
Is it good to be a perfectionist as a UI and/or UX designer? This question was originally answered on Quora by Emma Oivio.
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As a UX designer, you need to keep in mind that the perfection you are striving for is the perfection found at the sweet spot of releasing something that is good enough, soon enough. You need to put your personal preference of working on something until it is perfect in every way aside and focus on meeting the user needs that are most important in the best possible way given business goals and technical restrictions. Good UX design is all about taking a vision of what you want to achieve and then applying that as best as you can in reality. You need to realize your vision in the best possible way, or then it will not be a “perfect design” – as it will never be revealed to the public.

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User experience design career advice and perspective | Research on Gamification, User Experience (UX), Digital Signage Canadian Companies Can Use | CommerceLab

User experience design career advice and perspective | Research on Gamification, User Experience (UX), Digital Signage Canadian Companies Can Use | CommerceLab | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
Jess McMullin describes himself as "a thinker, researcher and designer who helps organizations innovate services, systems and policies to create a better world." The term "UX" isn't in there, but he manages to convey everything about what the work he does should do. Among many other things, McMullin is the founder at the Centre for Citizen Experience, a consultancy dedicated to transforming public sector service delivery and policymaking through design innovation. He also recently become a CommerceLab advisory board member, which is one of the reasons we recently spoke to him by phone in Edmonton to get his perspective on UX in the public sector and in general. This interview has been edited and condensed. CommerceLab: What are the primary ways you engage with the public sector as a UX design professional? Jess McMullin Jess McMullin: I end up working on three kinds of initiatives with public sector clients. The first are projects, and those tend to be on service improvements -- how
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Enterprise UX: Why the Paradigm Shifts | Innovation Insights | WIRED

Enterprise UX: Why the Paradigm Shifts | Innovation Insights | WIRED | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and culture at Wired.com.
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"What is the first thing that comes to mind when we hear the words: enterprise software? Most likely it’s something bulky, cumbersome, weighty, hard to use, and something that alludes to the drudgery of a job where software seems to block our productive flow, as opposed to fostering it. You might be able to compare it to being in the middle of some fun activity, such as hanging out with a new love interest, and suddenly your ex walks in and throws a stern look your way, making the smile slowly slip away from your face..."

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Top 10 Healthcare Usability Myths Debunked | Healthcare Usability

Top 10 Healthcare Usability Myths Debunked | Healthcare Usability | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
Here are the Top 10 Healthcare Usability Myths Debunked Myth # 1 Clinicians are Uncomfortable with Technology and just need more training Fact: Current HIT systems often don’t fit the way end users think and work Myth # 2 Put it all on 1 screen to make it easier to use Fact: Developers need to understand workflows and tasks to know what information is needed Myth # 3 Whoever has the Most features wins Fact: Vet your current feature set. Less may be more
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Design for Care: Innovating Healthcare Experience: Peter Jones: Amazon.com: Books

Design for Care: Innovating Healthcare Experience

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Healthcare delivery and experience innovation is the new core competency of organizations that will survive the current healthcare transformation. Design for Care is an outstanding addition to current best practice in the field. --Sam Basta, MD, MMM, FACP, CPE, Founder of Healthcare Innovation by Design

This game-changing book helps unlock one of the most complex and intractable issues of our time. In a clear and insightful text, Peter Jones uses evocative human stories to illustrate where and why the systems of healthcare need to be fixed. If modern healthcare is a disaster zone, Design for Care is the rescue service we've been waiting for. --John Thackara, author of In the Bubble

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Spin me right round—A jQuery Reel tutorial | Indicated

Spin me right round—A jQuery Reel tutorial | Indicated | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
Engagement, distributed
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For complex 3D objects, photographs don’t always tell the whole story. One method to produce a more complete representation has been growing in popularity along with the rise of online shopping: turntable photography. This process starts with the placement of the photo subject on a rotating surface that can be turned to specific angles. An image is captured every X degrees, and if X small enough, these photos can be played back in sequence to produce a relatively smooth animation. Online stores selling everything from cell phones to luxury cars use photo turntables to showcase their products from multiple angles and improve the online shopping experience.

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Duke Research Blog

Duke Research Blog | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
Following the people and events that make up the research community at Duke.
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Datafest, a data analysis competition that started at UC-Berkeley, is in its third year in the Triangle. Every year, a mystery client provides a dataset that teams can analyze, tinker with and visualize however they’d like over the course of a weekend. Think hackathon, but for data junkies.


“The datasets are bigger and more complex than what you’ll see in a classroom, but they’re of general interest,” said organizer Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, an assistant professor of the practice in the Duke statistics department. “We want to encourage students from all levels.”

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A Primer in Biological Data Analysis and Visualization Using R

A Primer in Biological Data Analysis and Visualization Using R | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
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R is the most widely used open-source statistical and programming environment for the analysis and visualization of biological data. Drawing on Gregg Hartvigsen’s extensive experience teaching biostatistics and modeling biological systems, this text is an engaging, practical, and lab-oriented introduction to R for students in the life sciences.

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Global Migrant Flows: An Interactive Map | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Global Migrant Flows: An Interactive Map | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
People are constantly migrating around the globe. But scientists have long had trouble quantifying how many people are moving and where they are coming from and ...
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The Evolution of Big Data, and Where We’re Headed | Innovation Insights | WIRED

The Evolution of Big Data, and Where We’re Headed | Innovation Insights | WIRED | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and culture at Wired.com.
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N-of-One, BioDiscovery to offer integrated genomic analysis interpretation solutions - Pharmaceutical Business Review

BioDiscovery and N-of-One, a provider of molecular interpretation and therapeutic strategies for precision medicine in oncology, have entered into a p
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Thinking Pink (and Blue) Is Good. But Thinking ‘UX’ Is Better | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Thinking Pink (and Blue) Is Good. But Thinking ‘UX’ Is Better | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
Image: beantin/Flickr Any business owner or marketing executive, given enough time around a software developer, will hear the term “UX” tossed around. Some
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SunGardASVoice: Three Kinds Of User Experience Design Fuel Amazon, Google, Apple

SunGardASVoice: Three Kinds Of User Experience Design Fuel Amazon, Google, Apple | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
Fine art has always been about the experience of both the artist and the consumer of the art. Today, technology and business are moving in a similar direction with regard to user experience. Read on to learn about the three kinds of user experience design, and how they're being wielded by companies like Amazon, Google, and Apple.
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Human computer interaction design of tutorials and comments | Research on Gamification, User Experience (UX), Digital Signage Canadian Companies Can Use | CommerceLab

Human computer interaction design of tutorials and comments | Research on Gamification, User Experience (UX), Digital Signage Canadian Companies Can Use | CommerceLab | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
The Person: Andrea Bunt has always been fascinated by how humans interact with computers, so much so that she’s dedicated much of her academic life to studying user experience in computer software. After completing a bachelors degree in computer sciences at Queen’s University, Bunt pursued a Master’s in computer sciences from the University of British Columbia, where she earned a PhD in 2007. Her research  at the University of Manitoba's HCI Lab focuses on how to make it easier for people to complete certain tasks using technology, “either by having interfaces that are customized to particular tasks, or looking at improving documentation that's available, particularly web-based tutorials." The Project: In pursuit of improved user experience and design, Bunt and her students have been identifying and collecting data on problem areas and are proposing alternatives. For example, Bunt teamed up with the University of Waterloo to study how people interact with comments posted to online tut
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Health-care tech startups in Canada: How to raise money | Research on Gamification, User Experience (UX), Digital Signage Canadian Companies Can Use | CommerceLab

Health-care tech startups in Canada: How to raise money | Research on Gamification, User Experience (UX), Digital Signage Canadian Companies Can Use | CommerceLab | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
All across Canada, entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals are developing various ways to improve the user experience of patients, but finding funding for such innovative solutions can leave many ideas on the drawing board. At the first meeting of the Toronto chapter of Health 2.0 at the MaRS Discovery District two weeks ago, a panel of entrepreneurs — each of whom have found unique ways to fund their healthcare UX innovations — provided advice on how to get to market. Jamie Tremaine, CEO and co-founder of GestSure — a tool that utilizes the xBox Kinect to allow surgeons to manipulate computer models’ hands during operations — suggests that it’s getting easier to pitch hardware solutions to investors, in spite of their lack of scalability. GestSure in action “There's this growing awareness that hardware is getting as easy as software was 10 years ago,” he told the room of about 50 entrepreneurs, students, and health-care professionals. “We've been really enabling leading-edge hard
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HxRefactored 2014: The Intersection of Design & Development for Health: 5/13-14: Brooklyn

HxRefactored 2014: The Intersection of Design & Development for Health: 5/13-14: Brooklyn | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
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Evaluation: heuristic analysis

Evaluation: heuristic analysis | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
Heuristic analysis provides a way of objectively evaluating your own work or that of others against a set of design principles (“heuristics”).
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UXD Abhishek Jain's comment, February 23, 2015 1:54 AM
Real life example of Heuristic Principles
abhishekjain520.blogspot.in/2015/02/10-heuristic-principles-jakob-nielsens.html
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Points of View: Bar charts and box plots : Nature Methods : Nature Publishing Group

Points of View: Bar charts and box plots : Nature Methods : Nature Publishing Group | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
Creating a simple yet effective plot requires an understanding of data and tasks.
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Bar charts and box plots are omnipresent in the scientific literature. They are typically used to visualize quantities associated with a set of items. Representing the data accurately, however, requires choosing the appropriate plot according to the nature of the data and the task at hand. Bar charts are appropriate for counts, whereas box plots should be used to represent the characteristics of a distribution...

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Tamara Munzner will give the keynote at BioVis 2014

Tamara Munzner will give the keynote at BioVis 2014 | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it

Tamara Munzner is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, in the research area of information visualization. She has been active in visualization research since 1991, and has published over fifty papers and book chapters. Before earning a PhD from Stanford in 2000, she was a technical staff member at the NSF-funded Geometry Center at the University of Minnesota for four years. Afterwards, she was a research scientist at the Compaq Systems Research Lab from 2000 to 2002. She co-chaired InfoVis in 2003 and 2004 and EuroVis in 2009 and 2010


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BioJS – visualising biological data: an interview with F1000Research

BioJS – visualising biological data: an interview with F1000Research | UX Design & DataViz for Life | Scoop.it
Last week we were very pleased to publish the first F1000Research Article Collection. The BioJS collection was initially launched with 12 open source biological visualisation components, one BioJS ...
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Manny, can you tell us a little bit more about BioJS and what the objectives of the initiative are?

Sure. BioJS is an open source community of developers who are concerned with the handling and visualisation of biological data on the web. Institutes like EMBL-EBI and the NCBI are massive hubs of biological data and so they are obviously experts in how to visualise this; for that reason they provide the tools for third parties to use their resources and data. However, there is currently much unnecessary duplication of efforts when third parties want to use these data but have to redevelop their own tools because nothing is available specific to their purposes. To date, there isn’t a standardised way in which biological web visualisation tools should be implemented and shared. BioJS provides a minimum set of guidelines that make it easy for users and developers to reuse, combine and extend existing functionality. Put simply, BioJS is like a set of standard Lego-like pieces for building web applications that display biological data. With BioJS it is now possible to have a centralised place where all available functionality is located and existing components can be reutilised by third parties without having to reinvent the wheel every time.

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