Why your ugly, clunky, hard-to-use data product or solution should scare you

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Today I want to tell you why your ugly, clunky, hard-to-use data/AI product or analytics solution should scare you. But first, you, your boss, your customer, your stakeholder—somebody—has to pass that judgement on it. They probably have, but don’t expect it to necessarily come out in the words you may expect. Just as most designers (in … Read moreWhy your ugly, clunky, hard-to-use data product or solution should scare you

How to become unemployed as a data leader

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One trend in analytics and data science I am hearing from the top thought leaders in this space is that (finally!) companies are realizing that the biggest opportunities for data that lay before us is in the pursuit of new products or enhancing existing ones, as apposed to solely focusing on incremental operational improvements. Gartner’s … Read moreHow to become unemployed as a data leader

Ethics used to be a hassle. Now it’s not: Introducing Ethicize™, the fully AI-driven cloud-based ethics solution!

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License our latest AI automation platform now, and get a free “Ethics Power Boost” for your next analytics or data science solution for just an additional $2.5M! That’s half off the standard price of $5M, but it’s for a limited time only. Look – why not make your solution ethical right out of the box … Read moreEthics used to be a hassle. Now it’s not: Introducing Ethicize™, the fully AI-driven cloud-based ethics solution!

10 Sample Questions to Ask Users of Data Science Solutions to Solicit Needs and Get Problem Clarity

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This is a two-part article focused on “what” to ask users of data science solutions and data products, and how to ask/conduct these types of research sessions. In part one, we will look at the “what,” and part two will cover the “how.” Human-centered design for data products and data science solutions doesn’t happen without … Read more10 Sample Questions to Ask Users of Data Science Solutions to Solicit Needs and Get Problem Clarity

Think clean data is the blocker to your AI/Data Science initiative? Try people.

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A few years ago when I started DFA, I wrote this article that aggregates many of the studies on failure rates for big data, analytics, and now AI projects. It serves as a reminder that you can keep throwing money at data projects, but if you don’t focus on the people involved, you can easily … Read moreThink clean data is the blocker to your AI/Data Science initiative? Try people.

How do you make data products and services engaging without AI and advanced analytics?

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Low engagement; it’s a common challenge for many of my clients and the people I talk to in the analytics world. In fact, it’s the subject of my talk this year at the IIA Symposium next week. One of the concepts with design I like clients to think about with analytics is around whether your … Read moreHow do you make data products and services engaging without AI and advanced analytics?