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45 Great Resources for Learning Data Mining Concepts and Techniques

In the blossoming world of big data, the data miner is king. Although your own business may already see the value in data, it’s more difficult to …

Data Science

Big Data And AI: 30 Amazing (And Free) Public Data Sources For 2018

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchains, predictive analytics – all amazing technologies which have promised to revolutionize business and society.<p>They are useless, however, without data. Fortunately for businesses and organizations which don’t have the resources to methodically …

Machine Learning

An Artist Sees Data So Powerful It Can Help Us Pick Better Friends

There has been a lot of scary news about big data — about corporations or government invading your privacy. But imagine if we could use our data to make our lives better.<p>That is at the center of artist Laurie Frick's work — she wants to help create a future in which self-delusion is impossible. In …

Digital Art

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

George Church: "Genome sequencing is like the internet back in the late 1980s."

The pioneering geneticist on why he wants us to earn money by sharing our genomic data, his plans to resurrect the woolly mammoth and how narcolepsy helps him generate ideas<p>• How can I make money from my DNA?<p><b>A new genetic testing company called</b> <b>Nebula Genomics</b> <b>wants to help people profit from their</b> …

Genetics

This Is How Much Money You Need to Be Happy, According to Science

But not too much!<p>They say money can't buy happiness, but let's be honest, <i>they say</i> a lot of things – and they're not always right.<p>When it comes to …

A new data visualization tool: Flourish

(Full disclosure: the development of Flourish was partially supported by the <b>Google News Lab</b>. I have an ongoing consulting collaboration with the Lab, …

Data Visualization

How to Build Your Own App If You Don't Know How to Code

<i>In our series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here,</i> …

Apps

Researchers Gather Health Data For 'All Of Us'

Federal taxpayers are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into a quest for blood samples, medical information and fitness readouts from a million Americans. It's called the All of Us precision medicine initiative, and it's the biggest push ever mounted to create a huge public pool of data that …

Genetics

3 ways augmented reality will transform UX design

With Apple’s recent launch of AR Kit and Google’s announcement of AR Core, the nascent augmented reality space is set for a major battle. AR presents a brand new frontier of computing interfaces that will redefine how we interact with information. As such, the UX designers of tomorrow will need to …

Writing for UX: some practical tips

A few simple writing tips to keep in mind when writing for user experience.<p>1. Clarity: say what you need, not what you want<p>Don’t use words just …

Personal Organizing

Design and Redesign

in Data Visualization<p><b>Fernanda Viégas / Martin Wattenberg</b><p><i>first published in Malofiej 22, Annual Book</i><p>Visualization is now a mass medium. It’s not quite …

Data Visualization

Data Visualization: The Best Infographic Tools For 2017

Infographics have become an increasingly popular data visualization tool which enable users to quickly give an overview of pretty much any topic. They rely on using images to accompany bite-sized pieces of information, in keeping with the theory that our brains are better at storing and recalling …

Infographics

Creating Isometric Illustrations—Made Simple with the Geometric Technique

Steps for Creating an Isometric Object in XY Surface<p>Open Photoshop and Create a new Document.<br>• Create a Square which has each side ≈400px wide using …

Graphics

If Satan was a web designer… – UX Collective

UX Design

5 Data Visualization Best Practices

OK, so you’re comfortable building tables and charts--and you enjoy having creative freedom to choose how you present your visuals. But do you know …

Data Visualization — People remember the feeling not the numbers

<b>How did the participants process the information?</b><p>The researchers assessed if people could extract information from these visuals and feel confident …

How to Find the Stories in Your Data for Compelling Reporting

Our hyper-connected digital world is defined by an overabundance of data. Everything’s measurable, trackable, and quantifiable. Want to know how many …

Data Visualization

SCMB – A Look At Life in the Mountains of Santa Cruz

Collective Euphoria Keeps its Cool as California Tests its Cannabis Roots By Jim Coffis Whatever euphoria accompanied the end of nearly a century of …

San Mateo pair arrested in Boulder Creek dine-and-dash stabbing

BOULDER CREEK — A San Mateo man and woman were arrested Tuesday after they left a Boulder Creek restaurant without paying and stabbed a waiter and a …

New Leaf to raise starting pay to $12 an hour Jan. 1

SANTA CRUZ >> New Leaf Community Markets will raise starting pay to $12 an hour as of Jan. 1 and boost wage scales for all positions at five organic …