Data by Design: Automating the Chapter Timeline

Data by Design: Automating the Chapter Timeline

Each chapter of Data by Design┬áhas a chapter timeline, which places images and visualizations on a vertical minimap, allowing the user to get a sense of the chapter and their progress within it at a glance. Additionally, all user highlights…

Data by Design: Code Reuse and Visualizations

Data by Design: Code Reuse and Visualizations

When I joined, the team had done a considerable amount of research, design, and requirements exploration in addition to our small prototype. One of the ideas continually emphasized was that the book would be heavily data-driven. This can be a…

The Data by Design Notebook: Drag and Drop

The Data by Design Notebook: Drag and Drop

In my last post, I introduced Data by Design’s notebook feature, and spoke a bit about the design and implementation of the chapter highlighting capability. Highlighting, though, is only the first step in this user story, and we wanted a…

The Data by Design Notebook: Highlighting

The Data by Design Notebook: Highlighting

From the start, we knew that Data by Design was going to have a powerful dynamic notebook feature that would not only allow the reader to take notes on a chapter, but to add any part of that chapter into…