Eric Leonard

1,750 Flips | 15 Magazines | 51 Likes | 18 Following | 3,808 Followers | @leonard_eric | A construction project management professional interested in the application of data vis, ux and information architecture in my industry.

How To Get Started In AI For Less Than $400

G<p>ot 400 bucks and some free time? Then you may be the next artificial intelligence (AI) whiz kid.<p>It’s never been easier for a developer to start building something in the field of artificial intelligence. Firms are creating total hardware solutions that run in the hundreds, not the hundreds of …

Artificial Intelligence

AI could help the construction industry work faster—and keep its workforce accident-free - MIT Technology Review

Construction workers are killed on the job five times more often than other laborers. Now a new kind of construction worker—a data scientist—aims to …

Comparing Data Visualization Software: Here Are The 7 Best Tools For 2018

Visualization is an essential element of any Big Data and analytics strategy. The most up-to-date, real-time information and advanced analytics solutions are an expensive waste of money if you can’t communicate the results clearly and effectively to the people whose job it is to put them to …

Data Visualization

Aliens may exist in ways we can’t even imagine

Mankind has been gazing into space for some time now, but scientists still haven’t found any evidence that intelligent life exists in our neck of the …

How To Make LinkedIn The Hub Of Your Social Media Strategy

If you’re ready to rocket your career success, LinkedIn is the ultimate fuel. And you can accelerate the results even more by making it the engine behind all of your professional social media activity. Here’s how you can maximize your visibility and your value by placing LinkedIn at the center of …

Social Media

A Sample Construction Company Business Plan Template

<b>Are you about starting a construction company? If YES, here’s a complete sample construction business plan template & feasibility report you can use</b> …

SpaceX has published Elon Musk's presentation about colonizing Mars — here's the full transcript and slides

In late September, billionaire and SpaceX founder Elon Musk debuted a fresh plan for colonizing Mars with 1 million people.<p>The focus of Musk's new presentation, which updates a 2016 talk he gave at the International Astronautical Congress, was the "Big F---ing Rocket," or BFR.<p>Musk told a crowd at …

You only need to do three things to make a great presentation

You’re in front of a group of people. Your jaw juts and words poke out almost by themselves. The room seems glazed. Its den of eyes stare out, but are turned off from the inside. CLICK. You make the next slide appear. It thumps to arrival. The eyes don’t stir.<p>You turn to the presentation. The …

Public Speaking

Why is it necessary to assimilate BIM and GIS data? | Hi-Tech CADD Services

One very fascinating thing about the AEC industry is that the information available for construction works is in tons, and is easily accessible. The …

How to rapidly master data science

(This article was first published on <b>r-bloggers – SHARP SIGHT LABS</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>For some people, learning the basics of data …

Inside GE’s Transformation

A CEO has different tasks in different cycles. Some CEOs are founders and builders. Others have the luxury of managing momentum through a stable economy or a period when business models aren’t being disrupted. My task was different: remaking a historic and iconic company during an extremely …

Innovation

Data visualisation isn't just for communication, it's also a research tool

At the heart of the scientific method lies the ability to make sense from data.<p>However, this is a challenge in the fast-moving field of …

What Is The Current State Of Teleportation in Quantum Mechanics

A couple of years ago, there was a story about Dr. Peter Gariaev, a Russian scientist, trying to change frog embryo’s DNA to ultimately become a …

Quantum Physics

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that …

String Theory Says We Have at Least 10 Dimensions, but That's Not the Weirdest Thing About It

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Physics

Secrets Of Creating The Best Apps, And The Future Of Apps

Apps appear to be heading the way of the dinosaur, to be replaced by voice recognition triggered artificial intelligence, like Amazon Alexa…an easier way to access information. At last count, there were approximately 2.2 million apps in the Apple App Store, and according to Gartner, only 2% break …

MyFitnessPal: A UX Case Study

I’m passionate about products and services that enable individuals to live healthier lives. I conducted a usability study as a way to dive deeper …

UX Design

3D Size Comparison of Everything in the Universe is Awe-Inspiring

Like a cross between the opening credits of <i>Contact</i> and the Simpson’s Universe couch gag, this video gives us an ever expanding look at how the …

Design in Tech Report 2017

PDF, audio, and voiceover are now available on designintechreport.wordpress.com<p>Today’s most beloved technology products and services balance design and engineering in a way that perfectly blends form and function. Businesses started by designers have created billions of dollars of value, are …

Design

The Most Important Idea about the Universe

Archimedes, Pythagoras, Democritus. The history of science famously dates back to the brilliant minds of classical Greece. Another beginning is …

Cosmic uncertainty: Are there really just three dimensions?

Yes, OK, four dimensions – time is a dimension too, albeit an oddly unidirectional one (see “Cosmic uncertainty: Does time go both ways?“). But we’ve …

The Design Management Software You Should Be Using

In today's high-tech world, the right software will save valuable time and money<p>When Nick Olsen founded his eponymous Manhattan interior design firm in 2010, he managed projects, drafted proposals, created invoices, and did most of his accounting the way any new entrepreneur might—with a hodgepodge …

Inside Tableau’s new Seattle HQ: An ode to data visualization, collaboration and landscaped dog art

Tableau Software is a data visualization company, so it makes sense that the first thing that you see when entering its new headquarters building in …

Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency

Business leaders often think of “efficiency” and “productivity” as synonyms, two sides of the same coin.<p>When it comes to strategy, however, efficiency and productivity are very different. At a time when so many companies are starved for growth, senior leaders must bring a productivity mindset to …

Management

How New Designers are Helping to Transform an Iconic Company

It was necessity, not choice, that led me to hire UX Designers who have never had a UX job before. When I joined Weight Watchers in 2015 I never …

UX Design

The Top 30 Reasons You Should Be Considering Power BI

I wrote this article to be a definitive list of the top reasons you should consider using Power BI in your organisation (in case you haven’t already …

Earth - The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics

"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."<p>The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the theory physicists use to describe the tiniest objects in the …

The Map of Physics: Animation Shows How All the Different Fields in Physics Fit Together

From Newton’s mechanical calculations to Einstein’s general and special relativity to the baffling indeterminacy of quantum mechanics, the discipline …

Quantum Mechanics

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

It’s the most fundamental fabric of the Universe itself. But how does it work?<p><i>“‘Space-time’ — that hideous hybrid whose very hyphen looks phoney.” …

Physics

Realizing The Potential Of Big Data And Analytics

It’s not what you know. It’s what you <i>do</i> with what you know. That’s something companies worldwide will be learning—for better or worse—in the coming year when it comes to big data.<p>Gurus among us have proclaimed 2017 will be the year big data goes mainstream. If you’re anything like me, you may be …

Data Warehousing