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Tag Archives: quantitative

Quantitative: Why You Need Stories

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.

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July 19, 2010

Quantitative: A Look at the Big(ger) Picture

A significant spike in the number of fertilizes in Plant Wars has an unlikely origin.

July 7, 2010

Quantitative: Some Plant Wars Player Patterns

We have some new visualizations for your viewing pleasure, this time of individual Plant Wars players!

July 6, 2010

What Ethnographers Do: Field Notes

Field notes, for the ethnographically uninitiated, are detailed descriptions of field work (interviews with and observations of people). Contrary to what the name suggests, field notes are not actually taken … Continue reading

June 18, 2010 · 2 Comments

Quantitative: The First Patterns of Play Data Visualization

Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! The first data visualization of Plant Wars player interactions is finished! The data used in this visualization … Continue reading

June 18, 2010

Making Numbers Talk: Something Exciting in Design Ethnography

I have always refused to be constrained by the conventions of a genre, discipline, or society. Fitting neatly into such a compartment cramps my style, harshes my zen, and squashes … Continue reading

February 6, 2010