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Whiteboard Data Viz: Snow Day Scenarios

Whiteboard Data Viz: Snow Day Scenarios

It’s only January and we already have a day and a half of “snow days” under our belts. If you live in Delaware, then you already know that this could potentially be just the beginning. We have mixed feelings about snow days in our house. If school, work and everything else in between is cancelled, then SUPER. But our reaction to a school closure depends on a number of other variables. How many snow days do we have behind us at…

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3 STEAM Activities to Rock Their Next Snow Day

3 STEAM Activities to Rock Their Next Snow Day

I don’t know about you guys, but this last snow storm really caught DataDan and me off guard! The pantries were bare and so were our creative parenting brains. Luckily, DataDan is an avid snow slope builder, and he provided hours of entertainment for our tribe. I however, was only interested in the snow while it was falling. After about two rounds of  playing “chase, tackle, zip, button, lace” with Gus, I was ready for a hot mug of coffee and some arts…

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Book Review: Dear Data

Book Review: Dear Data

I had been anxiously awaiting the release of Dear Data  from the moment I heard of it’s two artists and their weekly data visualization project. In all honesty, this project was the inspiration for our own Whiteboard Data Visualization venture.  Dear Data is as beautiful as it is thought provoking, and makes for a superb addition to any data enthusiast’s collection. The publication itself, serves as a chronicle for the visualizations sent between the two authors over one year’s time. Stefanie Posavec and Giorgia Lupi…

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Whiteboard Data Viz: A Viz in Review 2016

Whiteboard Data Viz: A Viz in Review 2016

Last year we launched this blog (yep, this one right here) on the heels of closing our brick and mortar modern family boutique.  At first we were all over the place…read more about that here. After six months of late night brainstorming and lots of coffee, we landed on the idea of running a Data Driven Lifestyle Blog. So, what sort of data design nerds would we be without visualizing everything we’ve shared with you in 2016? Over the past year,…

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2017: Resolutions for a Data Driven Year

2017: Resolutions for a Data Driven Year

As 2017 commences, it seems only fitting to share our RESOLUTION for the next 365 days. We’re referencing goals specific to our blog and data driven lifestyle of course. Don’t even get us started on the million other parenting-partnering-health-happiness and wellness resolutions we have milling around in our brains…we know you’re right there with us. So here’s what you can look forward to from the Social Larsons in 2017: → DESIGN a weekly whiteboard data viz (every. single. week.) to share…

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Our Services: Coaching & Presentations

Our Services: Coaching & Presentations

We’ve made a few additions to the blog. You might have noticed our Reading List page as well as our sweet email sign-up pop-up (we tried to make it less annoying with a hilarious photo of Nola…you’re welcome). Whoop whoop! Sign up for our emails and you’ll get some really silly content direct in your inbox. We’ve also added a SERVICES page. It describes some of what we offer as well as a mini-portfolio of work we’ve done in each…

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Whiteboard Data Viz: Tracking a Healthy Lifestyle

Whiteboard Data Viz: Tracking a Healthy Lifestyle

A few weeks ago, we posted a data viz on how much water we consume daily.  This data was part of our larger Back on Track Healthy Decision Tracker. For 14 days, Lynsey and I made every effort to record our good and bad lifestyle decisions. We focused on choices in the realm of food, physical activity, mental health and routine building. Of course we only recorded a fraction of the 35,000 decisions we make each day. For the overall visualization, I…

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1 Million Cups: What To Expect

1 Million Cups: What To Expect

Entrepreneurs unite! Weekly at 1 Million Cups: What is 1MC? It’s pretty simple really. Entrepreneurs, small business owners and dreamers gather every Wednesday morning over a few cups of coffee. There is typically one or two presenters who pitch their start up, shop, idea or fully functioning business to the crowd. These presentations are about 6 minutes followed by questions, ideas and feedback from the audience. Oh and it’s FREE…and there’s coffee…did I mention there’s a silly amount of it? The…

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12 Gift Ideas for the Modern Family

12 Gift Ideas for the Modern Family

The holidays are here, and you’re stumped. The last on your list is the modern family in your life. They seem to have more “stuff” than they need. They’ve made it clear that closet, basement, shed and creative storage space is maxed out. Each member of their crew is at a different age with different interests. What’s a gift giver to do? You have two options: 1) Spend a fortune on individual, anxiety producing, pain staking gifts for each of them…

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Whiteboard Data Viz: Healthy Hydration

Whiteboard Data Viz: Healthy Hydration

When Lynsey and I woke up Sunday after Thanksgiving, we knew we had to get back on track. Weight gain, indigestion, grogginess and an overall fun-hangover were already sinking in. [Who’s with us?] With Christmas just around the corner, we both wanted to bring awareness back to our daily routine and infuse healthy habits. As a pair of data enthusiasts, we knew just what to do. TRACK OUR CHOICES. Since last Sunday (11/28), we have been tracking our good and bad wellness…

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