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Data cards design concept

Portable and shareable

Data cards are designed to be easily shared, especially via social media. They can be transformed to, or are compatible with other social media card formats, such as Twitter cards and Facebook Carousel Cards, and expose markup that enables rich indexing and display by search engines, such as with Google’s Rich Cards specification.

Data cards are also intended to be highly portable, and be based on a simple, open markup specification that’s interoperable with HTML.

For example, the cards could be:

  • Embedded in websites
  • Exported to static file formats for embedding in documents and reports
  • Integrated with dashboards (i.e. form the dashboard’s “widgets”)