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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: Visualization Habit

Data on the Daily: Visualization Habit

This Christmas, Lynsey gave me a grid and guides journal for visual thinkers. Grids & Guides: A Notebook for Visual Thinkers The journal has seven distinct graph paper patterns for visualizing and doodling. I have been struggling with how to utilize it. It’s a great tool for exploring new data compositions, and after watching the first episode of the Netflix series Abstract, I feel inspired to dive into using it. Have you caught this new docu-series yet? One of my…

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Data on the Daily: What is Quantified Family?

Data on the Daily: What is Quantified Family?

Ever notice our frequently used hashtag, #quantifiedfamily ? A while back, I came across the concept of quantified self , which wikipedia defines as: “The Quantified Self,[1] also known as lifelogging, is a movement to incorporate t echnology into data acquisition on aspects of a person’s daily life in terms of inputs (food consumed, quality of surrounding air), states (mood, arousal, blood oxygen levels), and performance, whether mental or physical. In short, quantified self is self-knowledge through self-tracking with technology.” And…

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Data on the Daily: Resources for a Family Move

Data on the Daily: Resources for a Family Move

NEW SEGMENT ALERT! We’re sharing how data affects our lifestyle decisions in a new format. Data on the Daily is a view into our quantified family life via regular (hopefully daily) posts from Data Dan or Social Lynsey. Our objective is to demonstrate the ease at which data can be accessed by anyone in order to positively impact (in efficiency and wisdom) decision making of any level of importance. Data Resources for a Family Move If you follow us, you…

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Data: How Minimalist are You?

Data: How Minimalist are You?

Okay, so things have been a little crazy (see big life changes here) and we sat on this data viz for a few weeks. We are back and jumping back on the data viz train! choo-choo. In anticipation of our move from suburbia to the busy city, Lynsey has become fascinated by the concept of minimalism. If you’re interested in learning more about this lifestyle concept, our audience suggested these titles: Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The…

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5 Books to Guide Your Social Media Measurement Program

5 Books to Guide Your Social Media Measurement Program

Social Media ROI can be an intimidating thing for anyone who is getting started using Social to promote their business or organization. Luckily, there are many people who have mastered it and can provide an excellent base as you get started with your use of social media. I recommend these books to anyone who is working in the social media or marketing field. And today…that’s almost everyone. 1. Measure What Matters Measure What Matters by Katie Delahaye Paine, is a quick…

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Adventure & Analysis

Adventure & Analysis

ICYMI, we shared some big news on social media this week… The short of it…we’re moving to PHILLY! In typical Social Larsons style, we plan to over share our journey to a new city. As part of our mission to live a data driven lifestyle as a quantified family, we have big plans in store. From analyzing real estate stats and illustrating the tower of boxes we’ll need, to crowd sourcing your feedback on best areas to live and tips for making…

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Whiteboard Data Viz: Lay One on Me Time-line

Whiteboard Data Viz: Lay One on Me Time-line

With Valentines day practically here, we wanted to find a way to visualize just how smitten we are with each other. We decided to track the most basic of relationship gestures, the kiss. Over the past week we simply recorded each occurrence of a big smacker. We only tracked the kisses between each other. (avoiding the layered data collection that would be the kids’ diverse array of kisses. read more on that here.) For the visualization, we recorded each kiss as…

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Obscure Valentines

Obscure Valentines

We are in the midst of our weekly data collection. This week’s subject? KISSES. After all, cupid’s arrival is less than a week away! DataDan has been tracking smooches between the two of us since Monday. We thought about collecting data on the kisses we exchange with the kids, but then decided that could complicate things. Talk about layered data…including what constitutes a kiss? Butterfly kisses? Eskimo kisses? Belly raspberries? How much slime, food or questionable contents are delivered along with…

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Whiteboard Data Viz: Super Bowl

Whiteboard Data Viz: Super Bowl

As much fun as it is to analyze our habits, routines and parenting tendencies with data collection, we really get a kick out of sourcing our content from YOU. You’re our little community. Made up of friends, co-workers and families just like ours. Your lifestyle is interesting, and pulling data from your input always makes for a fun visualization. You may remember our last audience data collection all about snow days. We saw great participation in that poll, so we figured we’d…

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