There’s a new post up on the Akashic Labs blog today, describing a metaphor we found helpful for conceptualizing the difference between centralized and decentralized systems. Let’s say there’s a … Continue reading
A lot of people have strong opinions about what is and isn’t data. But as is often the case in situations where people have strong opinions, everyone is both a little right, and a little wrong.
Chuah and Roth present seven features that they have identified as important components of a visualization system for remote collaboration. They refer to these features as “common ground”.
The sensemaking process and leverage points for analysts as identified through cognitive task analysis
Pirolli and Card present a model of the “sensemaking loop”, the process by which analysts gather, filter, understand, and hypothesize about information.
I’ll be posting summaries and commentary on of academic papers as I come across ones that you might enjoy.
The internet is a many-splendored thing. It provides a great opportunity to learn more about people, largely unrestricted by geography and time. However, it also presents a significant challenge.
Only once I have the story to connect with the data will the patterns in the numbers make sense. Only when I have the story and the data can we paint a complete picture.