Finding Philly: The Search for COFFEE

Finding Philly: The Search for COFFEE

If you know us (you honestly don’t even need to know us all that well), it’s no secret that Lynsey and I love coffee. You also might be aware that we recently moved our family to Philadelphia…had we mentioned that? Post move, the first task of this coffee loving set of parents was to FIND ALL THE COFFEE Philly has to offer. Sure, we could have simply done a survey or asked some people we know in the area, but…

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Wine on My Mind: A Wine + Activity Pairing

Wine on My Mind: A Wine + Activity Pairing

How to celebrate National Wine Day in 3 easy steps: Drink wine. Develop a wine preference survey and send it to all your friends. Laugh at their responses…while drinking more wine. As you may recall, we celebrated National Wine Day last month. As I observed countless festive social media posts, received celebratory texts from friends and did a little GIF sourcing of my own (duh)…I couldn’t help but wonder…WHAT’S THE WINE PREFERENCE OF THE MASSES (aka my small pool of…

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Everyday Data with Lynsey + Dan

Everyday Data with Lynsey + Dan

What is it?We love data collection and visualization, especially when it comes to illustrating what others might find mundane. But you already know this about us. Whether it’s getting real about how much coffee we drink on a daily basis or creating a web chart of top ranked baby names, we nerd out over data collection, analysis and illustration in a big way. Why lifestyle topics? Our initial goal was to quantify many of our family choices and actions, thus…

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Make My Mother’s Day Data Viz

Make My Mother’s Day Data Viz

Hey hi! Yes, we know…our Mother’s Day data viz is a little less than- er- timely. But HEY! We got it in before Father’s Day, and doesn’t that just make sense to parents far and wide?A few REALLY exciting things happened between the beginning of our data collection and NOW. We officially moved! We now have a Philadelphia address in the sweetest little neighborhood we could imagine. What’s up, East Falls?! The school year ended! We’re not sure if this…

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Data on the Daily: The Spells of Harry Potter

Data on the Daily: The Spells of Harry Potter

HP fans unite! We just stumbled upon this magical data viz on Tableau Public, and it’s straight RIDDIKULUS. Skyler Johnson beautifully illustrates the occurrence of each spell mentioned in everyone’s favorite coming of age series, Harry Potter. And yes…maybe just maybe those of us who call this series among the best, also happen to have a tendency to obsess. If you consider yourself the ultimate in HP fandom, then you will love the opportunity to take your nerd level up…

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Make My Mother’s Day: Data Collection

Make My Mother’s Day: Data Collection

Sometimes I forget where I’m driving them to. I do, I just stop in the middle of road and go, ‘Where are we going? How are we in this car? Who am I dropping off? and Where are we going?’ That happens a lot. It’s a lot of forgetful stuff that every mother has to deal with. -Amy PoehlerHappy Mother’s Day! We’re celebrating with a data collection, of course. Take our “Make My Mother’s Day” survey, and be part of…

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Stitch Fix: A Data Nerd’s Dream

Stitch Fix: A Data Nerd’s Dream

This Christmas, Lynsey Santa hooked me up with a Stitch Fix subscription. I am terrible (he means impatient -Lynsey) at buying clothes for myself, so I find this service quite helpful. Initially, I was getting a box every other month, but later switched to once a quarter (another super convenient piece of this business model). So far they have got my style spot on.Trends and convenience aside, I’m eager to talk about Stitch Fix as an aspiring data scientist because this company is doing some cutting edge…

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Data on the Daily: Snoop Loves Data!

Data on the Daily: Snoop Loves Data!

Did you know Snoop Dogg loves data? Watch this quick video by David Boyle about the possibilities that blossom from a negotiation in the war between creative business operations and data driven decision making. With expertise in the creative worlds of publishing and music, David offers a logical argument for the use of data driven guidance in any creative business. And…he shares why Snoop Dogg loves data, and why you should too! Here’s our favorite highlights from David’s talk:“Complex data…

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Data on Daily: Banksy

Data on Daily: Banksy

Lynsey and I have been exploring the Tableau Public Gallery. We hope to start developing a few dashboards based on data we think are fun. Up first, conceptualizing a viz involving data from the National Park Services. In our exploration for inspiration, we came across this viz of Banksy art. The piece by André Oliveira serves as a sort of gallery of Banksy’s art with data that is simplified.If you are wondering how this works, simply select a bubble (or a city). When you select a…

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Data on the Daily: OpenVis Conf or BUST

Data on the Daily: OpenVis Conf or BUST

THIS happened this week! With topics like… Designing Data for Empathy, Why Does Data Vis Need a Style Guide, Data as a Creative Constraint, and Hacking Your Health with JavaScriptyou can imagine why we are crushed to have missed it. On the bright side, the OpenVis Conf schedule and talk descriptions are serving as some ultimate quantification inspiration for our week. And…we think you should check them out too!