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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 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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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 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: 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: 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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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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