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Designing with Data

View the original post This article has had an interesting genesis. It was one of the topics I had on my list to eventually tackle, but recently one of my good friends specifically reached out wanting to get more information on the topic of Designing with Data, and what that actually implies. I decided to […]

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Data Is More than Numbers: Why Qualitative Data Isn’t Just Opinions

View the original postSummary: Systematically gathered qualitative data is a dependable method of understanding what users need, why problems occur, and how to solve them. “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” – (Attributed to) Albert Einstein A fairly common objection to qualitative UX research (especially from statistically […]

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How to strategically plan for data-heavy UX design

View the original post Big data is ballooning. Yet, harmonizing complex data needs with a simple, clean, and useful user interface is a test for any UX designer today. Often, design (the tool for conveying a message) gets in the way of communication (the message or meaning hidden in the highland of raw data). Peeling […]

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A Data-Driven Guide to Operationalizing Inclusion

View the original post Many of us care about diversity, but how do we push beyond awareness to effect real change? Hello, I’m Renee, mother of three and a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. As the youngest daughter of an anti-segregationist Tennessean and a Scottish immigrant, I have spent my life believing in the validity […]

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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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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 »