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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Hasn't this year somehow just gone by in a blur? We certainly think so. Just recently the new year started, we had a brief spring and summer and somehow it is fall again. But buckle up, the end of year sprint is upon us...

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Got Data? Get hirn®

We are so happy to announce our new product - Data Analysis as a Service! Got data? Get hirn®!

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Ads, ads and more ads.

I think we are all in agreement that Summer is over. No white after labour day and all that. After quite a few hot days we are ready for some cooler temperatures and yummy fall treats...

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We are back!

Our Summer break is over and we are back with fun new data visualizations. And to start it off - let's get our song titles in order.

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Company News

Summer Break

We will take a break, enjoy the mountains, landscape and fresh air!

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Visual of the Week

4 is Perfection

How many legs is too many legs? Well, the answer is pretty obvious. And in this case less is better than more.

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Travel Time!

Get ready for your summer vaca. Are you planning on flying? Then there is some stuff you might want to consider when packing...

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Data Maieutics

CRISP-DM - Phase 6

Deployment ist the final phase of the Cross-Industry Standard Process for Data Mining (CRISP-DM) process. And some might say the most important one. Because if you cannot put your brilliant discoveries into action, they are not much good for your business.

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Visual of the Week

Dog Days

It is summer in the western hemisphere. That means long, hot days and hopefully loads of ice cream. But why is this period referred to as "dogs days" and, more importantly, does this name ring true this year?

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Data Maieutics

CRISP-DM - Phase 5

Now it is time for the phase 5 of the CRISP-DM process. At this stage, you’ll assess the value of your models for meeting the business goals that started the data-mining process. How to do that? We will once again sum it up for you in a neat little video.

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Speechless or Muted?

Sometimes during a call things can just render you speechless. But sometimes you actually want to say something, but cannot. Why? We took a closer look in this week's visual.

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Visual of the Week

Summer in the City

It`s summer and most days it gets pretty hot. Luckily for us, Bern provides multiple options to keep cool. One of them being the river of many spectacular blue hues - the Aare.

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Data Maieutics

CRISP-DM - Phase 4

Time for another fun video. Our weekly video is dedicated to phase 4 of the CRISP-DM model - data modeling. Enjoy 100 seconds of prime knowledge.

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Visual of the Week

Meeting Time

Organizing a workshop can be a quite an undertaking. Even more so, when there is need for an onsite meeting and not a remote call, A lot has to be taken into account. And we checked out what that is.

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Data Maieutics

CRISP-DM - Phase 3

Another week, another phase of our CRISP-DM model. Our weekly video is dedicated to Phase 3 - data preparation. Once again all wrapped up in a fun, little video.

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Visual of the Week

Stay Hydrated

The days are getting longer, the sun in shining and the temperatures are rising. So see this week's visual is a friendly reminder to stay hydrated!

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Data Maieutics

CRISP-DM - Phase 2

This week's video is dedicated to Phase 2 of the CRISP-DM model - data understanding. And we will wrap that entire phase into one neat 90 second video.

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Hug your Cat Day

Today the purr-fect opportunity presents itself for some snuggle time with your cat - it is "hug your cat day". But depending on your feline critter's nature, hugging may not be in the cards...

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CRISP-DM - Phase 1

Last week we started to give an overview of the CRISP-DM methodology. Today we will get into more details and take a closer look at Phase 1 of the model - all in one nice, compact 60 second video.

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Visual of the Week

Serious Play

We all loved legos as kids - and maybe even still do. Even better that there is now a method to integrate those beloved bricks into a more serious work environment. But what did we associate most with lego? We took a look in this week's visual.

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Data Maieutics

CRISP-DM Overview

The cross-industry standard process for data mining, known as CRISP-DM, is an open standard process model that describes common approaches used by data mining experts. In the upcoming weeks we will provide some insights into this model - starting with a general overview today!

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Picture Time

Instagram is an American photo and video sharing social networking service created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It allows you to create and share your photos, stories, and videos with the friends and followers you care about. But creating that perfect picture is anything but easy...

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Data Maieutics

Epicycles of Analysis - Core Activity 5

Communication is key. Always. Interestingly enough, it is also key in data analysis. Today we will have a look at the fifth and final core activity of the epicycle of analysis - communication.

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Data Maieutics

Epicycles of Analysis - Core Activity 4

Traveling along the epicycles together can make your head spin. But no worries, we will guide you! Today we will give an overview of the fourth core activity - interpreting results. Doesn't sound too scary, right? Watch our video for some quick knowledge.

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Visual of the Week

Search Engines

A search engine is a software system that is designed to carry out web searches, which means to search the World Wide Web in a systematic way for particular information specified in a textual web search query. But what is everyone looking for. We looked at the most common uses.

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Data Maieutics

Epicycles of Analysis - Core Activity 3 Part 3

On our mutual journey along the epicycles of analysis we will once more take a closer look at the third core activity - the building of formal statistical models. Sounds complicated? Maybe a teensy bit. But we will make it easy to understand - in this week's video.

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Visual of the Week

More Coffee

We were never coy about it - we love coffee. So the answer to the question "would you like another coffee" is almost always a resounding "yes". Take a look at this week's visual for a fun little flowchart.

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Data Maieutics

Epicycles of Analysis - Core Activity 3 Part 2

On our mutual journey along the epicycles of analysis we will continue to take a closer look at the third core activity - the building of formal statistical models. Sounds complicated? Maybe a teensy bit. But we will make it easy to understand - in this week's video.

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Visual of the Week

Update

"An update is available to be installed." Sound familiar? Probably. Sound exciting? Maybe... Find out more about updates in our visual of the week.

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Data Maieutics

Epicycles of Analysis - Core Activity 3 Part 1

Models and math and statistics, oh my! On our mutual journey along the epicycles of analysis we will look at our third core activity - the building of formal statistical models. Sounds complicated? Maybe a teensy bit. But we will make it easy to understand. Let us give you an overview of what to do, in this week's video.

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Visual of the Week

Noted!

Every day we exchange a lot of information. More often than not, we cannot remember the important stuff. Especially when we did not take down any notes, but just want to "keep it in mind" for the future. We found out why.

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Data Maieutics

Epicycles of Analysis - Core Acitivity 2 Part 2

Exploratory data analysis is the process of exploring your data, and it typically includes examining the structure and components of your dataset, the distributions of individual variables, and the relationships between two or more variables. Sounds complicated? Well, it isn't. Join us for the second part of this activity.

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Visual of the Week

WTF per Minute

A code review is not always a reason for great happiness. For neither the reviewer nor the reviewee. And in our weekly visual we will show you why.

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Data Maieutics

Epicycles of Analysis - Core Activity 2 Part 1

Exploratory data analysis is the process of exploring your data, and it typically includes examining the structure and components of your dataset, the distributions of individual variables, and the relationships between two or more variables. Sounds complicated? Well, it isn't. We will explore the basics of this second core activity in our fun little video.

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Visual of the Week

Hoppy Easter

We are hopping all over the place with excitement - it is finally Easter. Eggs in all the colors of the rainbow, marshmallow chicks, chocolate bunnies... Speaking of which, they seem to have become the furry face of Easter and hence play an important role. Just as common as bunnies are a couple of white lies told around that time. We collected the top 3 for our weekly visual.

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Data Maieutics

Epicycles of Analysis - Core Activity 1

There is an art to asking questions. One could almost say there is a bit of a science to it. In any case asking or framing the correct question is essential when it comes to analyses. So it should not be surprising, that this is the first activity within the epicycles of analysis model. Watch our small video to find out more!

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Visual of the Week

Spring Forward!

Time travel is possible. In spring and fall at least. On those special occasions we get to travel either back in time, or even into the future. Don't believe us? It's the truth! We will show you what we mean - in our special visual of the week.

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Data Maieutics

Epicycles of Analysis

This is going to be epic. Well an epicycle. And not just one epicycle - there is more than one in the epicycles of analysis. Today we will be giving on overview of this model in a short and informative little video.

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Visual of the Week

World Sleep Day

Regular Sleep, Healthy Future! That is the motto of this year's world sleep day. The goal is to celebrate the benefits of good and healthy sleep and to draw society's attention to the burden of sleep problems and their medical, educational, and social aspects, and to promote the prevention and management of sleep disorders. We kept that in mind for this visual of the week.

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Company News

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all! And although we are feeling a bit green today, we promise not to color any rivers green, as has been done in some other countries before. We prefer the Aare in its signature color - a light turquoise.

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Data Maieutics

Happy PI Day!

√-1 2^3 ∑ π...and it was delicious! Happy PI Day to everyone. Not only is today PI day, but also the international mathematics day - short IMD. To honor those two very special occasions we took a closer look at the mathematical constant know as π.

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Visual of the Week

PI(E)

"Pi! Pie? No, pi! Pie? Awesome, I would like a slice..." Pie and pi are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. Take a look at our visual of the week, where we explore the reactions to those words.

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Data Maieutics

Data Analytics - The beginning!

It is time to explore the most awesome topic of data analytics. What is it and what isn't it? And most importantly - what should it be? Join us, explore with us and enjoy our smart little video.

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Data Maieutics

It's Women's Day!

International Women's Day is celebrated on 8 March around the world. It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights. Today we are taking a look at gender parity in Switzerland. Join us for some interesting facts.

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Visual of the Week

Hot Hot Hot!

Some like it hot. And some even hotter. But where do you draw the line between fun hot and just face-melting spiciness? We took a look in this week`s visual.

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Company News

Wir sind Live!

Wait, what language was that? Well, we are proud that the German Version of our website went live today. because we just love data. Wüu wir Datä so gärn hei.

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Visual of the Week

Time for Pie (charts).

It is no secret - we love visualizing data and making it beautiful. But there is a thin line between design choices and legibility. Take a look at our weekly visual to learn more.

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Visual of the Week

It is lent.

After maybe overindulging a bit during carnival, most of us look forward to the season of lent. A time of mindfulness and reflection. So what are you planning on giving up? We have some ideas. See our weekly visual for more.

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Project Methodologies

The Increment

In Scrum, the Increment is a concrete stepping stone toward the Product Goal. But is it really that simple? Find out more in our "hundred seconds of agile knowledge" video on Scrum Artifacts.

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Visual of the Week

It is almost Valentine's Day.

So it is almost Valentine's Day. Treat yourself (or your significant other)

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Company News

We are live

We are happy to announce that our new site is now live. Click through the content - we are sure you will find some fun little easter eggs.

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Visual of the Week

This is Bananas!

We are going bananas today. Well, at least in our weekly visualization. Take a look what happens when we take a stab at eating healthy.

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Project Methodologies

The Sprint Backlog

Today we will take a closer look at an interesting scrum artifact - the sprint backlog. Click "more" to brush up on your agile knowledge and watch our short video.

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Visual of the Week

Weather Forecast

Forecast calls for snow, rain, sunshine - all at once. The weather at the moment is keeping us all on our toes. And is inspiring us for our weekly visualization.

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Project Methodologies

The Product Backlog

Today we will take a closer look at Scrum Artifacts - starting with the product backlog. Click "more" to brush up on your agile knowledge and watch our short video.

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Visual of the Week

Just One Minute

A minute is not always the same length somehow. However, try not to get impatient. After all, the year has just started. In our weekly visual we explore the perception of time.

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Visual of the Week

New Year's Resolutions

A New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western World but also found in the Eastern World, in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their life at the start of a new year. We took a closer look.

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Company News

Happy New Year 2021

As glasses are raised and fireworks explode into the sky, it’s important to recognize the special symbolism that the New Year brings. We raise our new beginnings and fresh starts, as well as a time of reflection.

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Company News

Merry Christmas 2020

We want to wish you a very merry Christmas!

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Project Methodologies

The Scrum Master

What? Ninety seconds of agile knowledge? You read correctly! Take a closer look at the accountabilities of the Scrum Master with us. because we just love data. and scrumming masterfully.

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Visual of the Week

Christmas Gifts

What do you want for Christmas this year? We got our priorities straight. And maybe a song stuck in our heads...

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Visual of the Week

Gift Guide

What to get your loved ones for Christmas? Whatever it is - the reactions might depend on age...

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Project Methodologies

The Product Owner

Join us once again for sixty seconds of agile knowledge. Today we are taking a closer look at the Product Owner.

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Visual of the Week

It's December

Who breaks into your house, eats your food and leaves stuff behind? We have an inkling its the big red lobster man...

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Project Methodologies

The Developers

The next stop on our agile journey is to look at the Scrum Team and in particular - the developers. Join us for sixty seconds and brush up on your agile knowledge.

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Visual of the Week

Black Friday 2020

Black Friday is an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Many stores offer highly promoted sales on Black Friday and open very early, or may even start their sales at some time on Thanksgiving. We took a look at the shopping habits...

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Project Methodologies

The Scrum Team

We want to take a closer look at the roles and responsibilities in the Scrum framework, starting with the Scrum Team. because we just love data. and defined responsibilities.

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Visual of the Week

Business Tools

Expection seldom meets reality when it comes to tooling in business. At the moment it seems that the gap is larger than usual...

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Visual of the Week

Ski Season

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. We are ready to spend time outdoors.

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Visual of the Week

Printer Studies

When your printer is whirring and whooshing. do you know what it is telling you? We observed the printer in its natural habitat and are sharing our observations with you.

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Project Methodologies

The Planning Meeting

To put it briefly: a Planning Meeting is used to create a plan and secure commitment to taking the first steps. But what does that really entail? Join us for another 60 seconds of agile knowledge.

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Visual of the Week

Halloween 2020

We are making last minute preparations for Halloween. But we won't forget anything - we made a list!

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Project Methodologies

The Retrospective

We love to look ahead. Unless we are looking back. Which happens mostly when we have a team retrospective. Knowing the past, means learning from it. Click for a video on agile retrospectives.

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Visual of the Week

Costume Time

We enjoy a great costume this time of year. But sometimes creating the perfect one can lead to previously unknown levels of anxiety.

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Project Methodologies

The Demo Meeting

During a sprint the team achieves a lot. And what was achieved needs to be presented. It is showtime!

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Visual of the Week

Spooktober Facts

One, Two, Freddy's Coming For You. Three, Four, Lock the door...

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Project Methodologies

The Backlog Refinement

You are invited to a poker game. Granted, it is planning poker. But great fun nonetheless!

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Visual of the Week

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

We all know the rhyme about the itsy bitsy spider. But what is about that urban myth of eating them in your sleep?

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Project Methodologies

The Daily Scrum

Our starting point for the Scrum Events ist the daily. Click "read more" to discover more about the Daily Scrum. because we just love data. and efficient meetings.

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Visual of the Week

Spooktober

Finally, Spooktober is here - our fun begins with gathering some neat ingredients and making pumpkin soup for dinner.

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Visual of the Week

The Signs of Fall

It is cold and murky outside today. But a cup of warm coffee is quite comforting. And maybe a pair of warm socks.

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Visual of the Week

Big Brain Time

We love having ideas and putting them into action. Sometimes things are not that easy though...

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Data Maieutics

Commute Patterns

Today we will show you a combination of data analysis and data visualization. because we just love data. and showcasing our talents.

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Visual of the Week

The Impact of Coffee

We are at it, again. The topic of our visual of the week is coffee and its impact.

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Visual of the Week

Feel the Time

Sometimes the week just passes in a blur. See our weekly visual for more!

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Project Methodologies

Scrum vs. Kanban

Time for a video exploring Scrum and Kanban. What do these two have in common? Where are the differences? Find out!

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Visual of the Week

The Scoop

We could really go for some ice cream today...

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Visual of the Week

What Happened So Far

What about those plans for this year? We give an overview of how our year went so far.

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Company News

Smartcity Alliance

We are happy to announce a new partnership!

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Data Maieutics

Flight Data

A data model can be seen as an architect's building plan - it helps to build a conceptual model and sets the relationship between data items. Click for a beautiful example of semantic data modelling.

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Visual of the Week

Doorbells are Ringing

The eternal mystery - company or delivery? We explore doorbells in our visual of the week.

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Visual of the Week

Headphone Usage

We put our headphones on. Why?

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Data Maieutics

Swiss Confederation

Data deserves to always be presented at its best. Our strong expertise in data visualization makes data beautiful. Read more to see a great example of interactive data visualization.

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Visual of the Week

National Holiday Time

wüw mir Date so gärn hei. because we just love data. Get ready for the ultimate bilingual visualization!

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Visual of the Week

Implicit and Explicit

Sometimes there is more to what was said. This week we explore what that may be.

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Visual of the Week

To-Do Lists

Sometimes you just need to eat that frog!

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Visual of the Week

Adventure Time

Traveling equals discovery! Even more so when wearing a mask and glasses.

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Visual of the Week

Disobedience Day

The 3rd of July is disobedience day. We rally for more creativeness, fresh perspectives and out of the box (tank) thinking.

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Visual of the Week

Vacation Planning Process

Summertime and the living is easy? Vacation planning (and booking) is serious stuff!

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Visual of the Week

Coffee Consumption

Coffee is always the answer. What was the question?

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