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Highlights From #Logi18: Make Applications Smarter

By Michelle Gardner
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On May 8-9 in Washington, DC, dozens of Logi users attended our second-ever 2018 Logi User Conference to explore the changing world of analytics. We saw all the amazing things our customers are doing with the Logi platform—and learned about exciting new features and capabilities on the horizon.

>> Related: View the 2018 User Conference Slides <<

We’re happy to report that in our post-conference survey, virtually everyone who responded said they found the User Conference worthwhile, and 98 percent said they learned something new that will improve a current project.

Here are the top highlights and trends we saw at #Logi18:

The Fundamentals Are Still Key

The focus of this year’s most popular session wasn’t a new innovation, but a favorite in our Fundamentals Track—“10 Solutions From the Expert-On-Demand Team”—with 32 percent of survey respondents saying they loved it. The solutions we explored included HeroSlider 2.0, SlideIn 2.0, Vertical Timeline, Custom Visuals, InfoGraphic, and more.

Don’t Skimp on Style

“Style This: Your Analytics Toolkit” proved to be the most popular session in our Design Track. In addition to going over the fundamentals of design—keep it simple, color psychology, consistency—we learned practical tips for styling Logi Info applications. These include building a Master Report Layout, running Theme Builder, and using frameworks.

Data Access Is Important

In our “A New Way to Access Data” session, we explored the introduction of Services-Oriented Architecture to the Logi Platform. With this new structure, data and visualizations are separate, and changes manifest everywhere a dataview is used.

Innovation Continues

At Logi, we add new features and capabilities often, and with the introduction of Logi 12.5, this year is no exception. We could feel the excitement for innovation in the air at #Logi18, where our sessions on “The New Self-Service Experience” and “By Popular Demand” were both very well attended.

In the former, we talked about the benefits of self-service versus authoring and took a deep dive into the new ThinkSpace. In the latter, we saw a smorgasbord of new Logi Info features, including Leaflet Maps, Bookmarks in Database, Studio features for developers, and usability improvements.

Missed the User Conference? View all the presentation slides here >


Originally published May 18, 2018

About the Author

Michelle Gardner is the Content Marketing Manager at Logi Analytics. She has over a decade of experience writing and editing content, with a specialty in software and technology.