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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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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 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!

Data on the Daily: Ted Talk Tuesday

Data on the Daily: Ted Talk Tuesday

There’s nothing we love more than a Ted Talk. We can’t be alone on this…right? We recently found this oldie-but-goodie from 2010 with David McCandless. David is an incredible data visualizer and author. His enthusiasm sparks from the ability to condense complex information into a beautiful and clear graphical representation, easily consumed and understood by everyone (data geek or not). And he gets it…just have a look at his book: If you find yourself wondering if humans can predict the…

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Data on the Daily: The Art of Simplification

Data on the Daily: The Art of Simplification

The Netflix series Abstract: The Art of Design, has us pretty captivated and inspired these days. Christoph Niemann is the featured artist of episode 1. As an illustrator, Christoph is inspired by the shared human experience. What pieces of an object or image are actually necessary for recognition? How simplified can a form be expressed while still allowing the viewer to inference the whole? Christoph’s comedic use of Legos to represent this simplified concept really reached us as parents…and as…

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We Want to Data Visualize YOU

We Want to Data Visualize YOU

Don’t let the title scare you off! We promise, it’s not nearly as creepy as it sounds.  Here’s the deal…Our site has been upgraded! It’s pretty subtle, but we’re so happy with it and it’s got us all sorts of excited to hit the ground running with some new data visualizations. So, have a look around and let us know what you think. A few things you may notice: Data on the Daily: We’re sharing how data affects our lifestyle…

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