Report on the Seminar on Innovative Approaches to Turn Statistics into Knowledge 15 July 2009. Hosted by the US Census Bureau jointly arranged with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Displayed Places & Spaces: Mapping Science; 5th iteration, Science Maps for Policy Makers. Curated by Katy Borner and Elisha Hardy, Indiana University SLIS.
The Census Bureau is an amazing building designed by SOM on the green line far outside of Washington DC.
Changed webhosts, lost files but found some. This is a new group of pictures about this amazing building and the people working there.
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FROM SESSION TITLES: Time-Series Data, Scaffolding, Digital History, Open Innovation, Active Engagement, Dynamic City, Urban Processes, Data Mapper, Show Me the Data, Across Statistical Agencies, Exploring Variation FROM NOTES: What to Measure, How to Measure, Ensure Are Used, Build Your Own Knowledge, Global Project, Scale, Human Life, No Correct Format, Possible Futures, Quality, Analysis, Presentation, Variables, Control for Differences, Sort by Level, Sort by Rate of Change, Synchronized, Any Direction, Move Around, Prioritize, Turn On and Off, Customized Research and Information Guides, Create Stand Alone Reports to Help Make a Choice, Systems, Make Sure It Works, Access, Proprietary versus Private Data, Like, Understand, Remember, Annotation Layer, Pulling Forward and Pushing Back, If it moves make sure you know why, Patterns you can discover if you choose the right shape, Custom Database, Lots of Projects, Pulls together geographic data and data you’ve collected, Not on Our Server, Urban Renewal, Aerial Photo, Property Value, Virtual Lego Set, Uses XML to Find Everything, General Language to Unite Events, Analysis > Creativity, Visual Communication Lab, Collaborative User Experience, Come into the site, Data Mirrors: More Personal, Creating Artifacts, Great lengths to categorize properly, Remix Anything, Click Through, Revitalizing Citizenship, Danger of Astroturfing, Present as clean vs unclean data, Improve Statistical Literacy, Handle interactions between 3 or more variables, Media opinion vs accurate data, Fact Making, Distinguish informed vs general input, Put Anywhere, Naive Users, Presentations available for download, See/Hear Webinar, Turn into truly general purpose tools, People don’t see the interface, Don’t realize they are doing math, Can get in contact with real evidence quickly, Giving the keys to the bus driver effect, Making Playgrounds, Average print graphic is better than the average web graphic, Point and line functions, How to Classify? Algorithms control layout, 1 chart > multiple layouts, Computed based on data, Is It Clear? Removed Confusing? Expand to fill the available space, Engagement with real stuff, Appeal + Intellectual Merit, Site is bursty, Tease apart inherent stability of the problem, Call for Openess, Rich, Responsive, Choose Data, Style this thing, Leaving Traces, Making Transitions, Keep Simple, Consistency, Look the Same / Act the Same, Change Things Around, Twist around by one angle, Where do these relationships come from? RESTful, Expand in Future, .csv, Competent statistical unit, Interpret, Geographers, Architecture, Engineering, Mapping Tools, Dynamic City, Tell us about cities, Understand Flows, Transform metadata of each individual file, Barcodes, Showing life not countries, Idea of Distribution, Sharepoint, Library, Spectrum of Users, Relate Homeplace / Workplace, Available for Free, Made for people who can’t handle the massive datasets sitting behind the tool, Points, Thermals, Role of the map is to put data on it without the map getting in the way, Make people better decision makers, Association of real life (images, movies) and these strange charts.