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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 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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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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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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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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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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