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As Seen in the Book: 97 Things About Ethics Everyone in Data Science Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts 1st Edition The essay below was eventually published as the #2 essay in this 2020 O’Reilly publication by Bill Franks. … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
Technology-driven projects that do not center around human needs continue to fail at a high rate. Here are the continued numbers to back it up.
There’s a lot of buzz about analytics translators these days. In general, I find the name to be a really poor choice for what effectively is a product management role applied to internal data science or analytics services. But, I … Read more
This post is from Brian’s weekly mailing list. As I write this, I’m heading off to London for another edition of O’Reilly’s Strata conf. If you are headed there, you can catch my talk and mini-workshop on Wed, May. With … Read more
A UX and UI framework for designing effective decision support software applications that leverage data science and analytics.
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 … Read more
Is an engineering or data-driven culture driving your current data product or analytics initiative toward risk?
Here are (25) design faults that should trigger the check-engine light I really don’t know much about cars. Furthermore, with all the computers on them now, I probably never will. However, I do care when the “CEL” goes on. The … Read more