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The human factor — why data is not enough to understand the world

View the original postGillian Tett, chair of the FT editorial board and editor-at-large, US, writes in the Financial Times how anthropology balances the insights of algorithms and AI. These days Google’s staff is trying to blend anthropology with psychology, media studies and, yes, data science to create tools that might “inoculate” more internet users against […]

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[Book] Living in Data

View the original postLiving in Data: : A Citizen’s Guide to a Better Information Futureby Jer ThorpMCDxFSGMay 2021, 362 pages Jer Thorp’s analysis of the word “data” in 10,325 New York Times stories written between 1984 and 2018 shows an interesting trend: among the words associated with “data,” we have begun to find not only […]

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[Book] Data Lives

View the original postData Lives: How Data Are Made and Shape Our Worldby Rob KitchinBristol University PressFebruary 2021, 274 pages In Data Lives, renowned social scientist Rob Kitchin explores the intricacies of data creation and charts how data-driven technologies have become essential to how society, government and the economy work. The word ‘data’ has entered everyday […]

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Towards an anthropology of data

View the original postTowards an Anthropology of DataSpecial issue of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (Vol. 27, Issue S!)Edited by Rachel Douglas-Jones, Antonia Walford and Nick SeaverApril 2021, 179 pages The world is talking ‘data’. The early cross?disciplinary, business?orientated hype around the potential of ‘big’ data, with its promises of unprecedented insight into […]

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Human Data Interaction (HDI): The New Information Frontier

View the original postAfter more than 40 years in the field, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is already a well-established design discipline. Now, the pervasiveness of big data, new data collection and interaction techniques is giving rise to a new but related discipline: Human Data Interaction (HDI). This is likely to be a field with major […]

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Level Up Your Data Viz: Part 1

View the original post This is the first part in a series where each article breaks down a recent design from the Viz of the Day Tableau Public gallery. Continue reading on UX Planet »

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When it comes to Data, are you an Orange Picker or a Juice Maker?

View the original post Who wouldn’t want to be Data-driven in the era of Information Technologies? Continue reading on Prototypr »

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Designing Data Beyond the Dashboard

View the original postWhen we think about Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, countless metrics, endless reports, and complex dashboards come to mind. Companies invest hours upon hours data-diving in search of the ‘game-changing insights’ that will drive growth. Research predicts that by 2022 only 20% of analytic insights will deliver business outcomes. The other 80% of BI […]

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Why are so few product managers user researchers or data scientists?

View the original post And why that should change Continue reading on UX Planet »

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Potential Dangers of Becoming Data Driven

View the original post<p class="author">By <a href="https://www.uxmatters.com/authors/archives/2021/01/dimitris_niavis.php">Dimitris Niavis</a></p> <p>Over the past decade, more and more organizations have been doing their best to become data driven. This is a huge and much-awaited mindset leap—especially given corporate dinosaurs’ typical way of thinking: “I’m the HiPPO (Highest Paid Person in the Office) and my gut tells me this […]