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A Small Real-World Project for Learning Three Invaluable Data Science Skills As with most interesting projects, this one started with a simple question asked half-seriously: how much tuition do I pay for five minutes of my college president’s time? After a chance pleasant discussion with the president of my school (CWRU), I wondered just how much my conversation had cost me. My search led to this article, which along with my president’s salary, had this table…

The sunk-cost fallacy is one of many harmful cognitive biases to which humans fall prey. It refers to our tendency to continue to devote time and resources to a lost cause because we have already spent — sunk — so much time in the pursuit. The sunk-cost fallacy applies to staying in bad jobs longer than we should, slaving away at a project even when it’s clear it won’t work, and yes, continuing to use a tedious, outdated plotting…

The enterprise has been talking about Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 for years. We have seen transformation accelerate and the adoption of artificial intelligence, connected devices, and even virtual reality speed-up over the last few months due to the pandemic. As enterprise digitization continues to be top of mind and data becomes even more critical in this process, we need to look at how all the data created can be better visualized to generate better…

Infographics have become an increasingly popular data visualization tool which enable users to quickly give an overview of pretty much any topic. They rely on using images to accompany bite-sized pieces of information, in keeping with the theory that our brains are better at storing and recalling images than words or numbers alone. Luckily thanks to their explosion in popularity there are a good number of affordable or even free tools to help even the…

What does data taste like? It’s probably not a question that’s crossed your mind, but data visualization experts Susanne Jaschko and Moritz Stefaner decided to ask — and answer — the question as a way to make their field more personal, emotional and relevant. Imagine a fish stew whose ingredients reflect the data about local fishing, a pizza topped to represent the population mix of Helsinki, or a selection of chocolates whose fillings represent the…

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Visualization can seem like an unlikely marriage. AI techniques often work as a black box: we cannot know how the AI has reached its conclusion. This can raise uncomfortable questions: think of a medical diagnosis, or the screening of job applicants: if we cannot see inside the black box, we can’t know whether the AI made a serious mistake, or reflected our implicit bias. When the AI becomes a veil…

With every piece of data out there today, there is – more often than not – a human story behind it. That’s the idea behind Dress For Our Time, an installation unveiled at the Science Museum in London that delves into the global refugee crisis and the complex matter of human displacement in a bid to change the social narrative of the topic. Created by award-winning artist and designer, Professor Helen Storey MBE RDI (London College…

I recently wrote about how Facebook and others could be about to take online socializing to the next level with virtual reality. But the implications of the growing presence VR is going to take in the tech industry in the next few years go far beyond a new breed of chatrooms. A lot of excited discussions have been taking place around how it will affect the way we visualize data in general – and obviously that includes Big Data.…

Any great story means visualization and detail. It takes the small additions of those details to build a picture in someone’s mind to truly make the story complete. The same goes for analytics and data. These inclusions to our marketing strategies make it so that as marketers we can tell the stories that make for successful campaigns and customer journeys. However, interpreting all the data correctly and turning it into a great story can be an…

Infographics have become an increasingly popular data visualization tool which enable users to quickly give an overview of pretty much any topic. They rely on using images to accompany bite-sized pieces of information, in keeping with the theory that our brains are better at storing and recalling images than words or numbers alone. Luckily thanks to their explosion in popularity there are a good number of affordable or even free tools to help even the most artistically-challenged data…