Episode Description How do we get the most breadth out of design and designers when building data products? One way is to have designers be at the front leading the charge when it comes to creating data products that must be useful, usable, and valuable. For this episode Prasad Vadlamani, CDW’s Director of Data Science … Read more
Simply put, data products help users make better decisions and solve problems with information. But how effective can data products be if designers don’t take the time to explore the complete needs of users?To Param Venkataraman, Chief Design Officer at Fractal Analytics, having an understanding of the “human dimension” of a problem is crucial to creating data solutions that create impact.
How do you extract the real, unarticulated needs from a stakeholder or user who comes to you asking for AI, a specific app feature, or a dashboard? On this episode of Experiencing Data, Cindy Dishmey Montgomery, Head of Data Strategy for Global Real Assets at Morgan Stanley, was gracious enough to let me put her on the spot and simulate a conversation between a data product leader and customer.
Episode Description There are many benefits in talking with end users and stakeholders about their needs and pain points before designing a data product. Just take it from Bill Albert, executive director of the Bentley University User Experience Center, author of Measuring the User Experience, and my guest for this week’s episode of Experiencing Data. … Read more
Episode Description As much as AI has the ability to change the world in very positive ways, it also can be incredibly destructive. Sean McGregor knows this well, as he is currently developing the Partnership on AI’s AI Incident Database, a searchable collection of news articles that covers questionable use, failures, and other incidents that … Read more
Doug Laney is the preeminent expert in the field of infonomics — and it’s not just because he literally wrote the book on it. As the Data & Analytics Strategy Innovation Fellow at consulting firm West Monroe, Doug helps businesses use infonomics to measure the economic value of their data and monetize it. He also … Read more
Episode Description Drew Smith knows how much value data analytics can add to a business when done right. Having worked at the IKEA Group for 17 years, Drew helped the company become more data-driven, implementing successful strategies for data analytics and governance across multiple areas of the company. Now, Drew serves as the Executive Vice … Read more
Episode Description On today’s episode of Experiencing Data, I’m so excited to have Omar Khawaja on to talk about how his team is integrating user-centered design into data science, BI and analytics at Roche Diagnostics. In this episode, Omar and I have a great discussion about techniques for creating more user-centered data products that produce … Read more
Episode Description Earlier this year, the always informative Women in Analytics Conference took place online. I didn’t go — but a blog post about one of the conference’s presentations on the International Institute of Analytics’ website caught my attention. The post highlighted key points from a talk called Design Thinking in Analytics that was given … Read more