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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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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!

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: Earth Day!

Data on the Daily: Earth Day!

To celebrate Earth Day, we’re sharing this interactive data viz on energy use by state. We stumbled upon this gem on Tableau Public. The visualization uses open data to show the proportion of energy that comes from each major energy source, broken down by state. States are represented by a hexagon. Viewers can change energy source (coal, natural gas, nuclear, renewable, hydro, petroleum) by selecting the timeline for each source. The fill inside the state hexagons represent the proportion of a state’s energy that…

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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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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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