With a little help from my (virtual) friends

This week I spent time hanging out with Sun, Jean, Mr. McMillan and the crew. These are the names of personas, developed by the Socio-­cultural and Usability & Assessment Working Groups. They are constructs, based on researcher profiles, surveys, interviews and life experience, and they represent a broad range of Continue reading With a little help from my (virtual) friends

Last Summer Blog : Week 9

As the summer internship comes to a close – I have a few last notes about the data management videos. I do have one last hurdle … working through getting all of the raw data back to DataONE via secure ftp.  My goal is to tackle this over the weekend. Continue reading Last Summer Blog : Week 9

Human Error, the Ultimate Test


As a graduate student, Christine had spent the last several weeks working on a statistical analysis exploring the links between air pollution and heart disease. The data set she was analyzing was quite large (the biggest Christine had ever worked with) and had been pulled from a much larger dataset, Continue reading Human Error, the Ultimate Test

The Patience of the Data Hunter

CC BY-NC 2.0 by golden goat via flickr

Eileen had become an expert in datasets involving oil spills around the world. Horrified but equally fascinated by these man-made disasters, she had made a career out of tracking the oil spills and their ecological fallout. While she often felt sickened by witnessing such devastation, Eileen’s gloomy specialty had at Continue reading The Patience of the Data Hunter

Week #06 : Hit a Slow Down

I’ve had one of these weeks where everything seems to go wrong. Because of this  –  I am having a little trouble writing a blog this week.  I’m sure you (and you and you) have been there at some point. This week I turned in 2 more rough cuts for Continue reading Week #06 : Hit a Slow Down

To Be, or Not To Be (an Author)

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Ernst Gräfenberg via flickr

Collaborative datasets and their resulting publications can produce some truly spectacular insights. But as more voices find their way into the collective conversation, managing the social interplay between partners can result in confusion and lost time – the continual headaches that creep up all too often in collaborative work. Meredith, Continue reading To Be, or Not To Be (an Author)

Week #05 : whet your palette

I worked with Stacy and Amber through the rough cut and fine cut of DataONE’s first Data Story inspired video. I know the anticipation is killing you but, I should be able to post it in its entireity on the DataONE vimeo site next week (once approved by a DataONE committee). Continue reading Week #05 : whet your palette

Week #04: Amelie Inspired Edit and Freeware

This week I finished up most of the shooting and started editing.  I found the edit to be more intense than I expected with a need for extra stylization in After Effects.  I used Photoshop, Premiere, and AE for the edit.  I am going to need more time for the Continue reading Week #04: Amelie Inspired Edit and Freeware

Moby Music & Scripts: Internship Week #02

Did you know you can use Moby’s music for your no-budget, non-profit type projects?  You can!  Here’s a link:  http://www.mobygratis.com  A track or two might end up in a DataONE video too. On a positive note : it looks like the graphic packages are going to spice up the projects Continue reading Moby Music & Scripts: Internship Week #02