What Big Data, what information dominance?

A new adage is blowing around in the world of innovation. According to Wikipedia, The term "big data" often refers simply to the use of predictive analytics, user behavior analytics, or certain other advanced data analytics methods that extract value from data, and seldom to a particular size of data set. Analysis of data sets can find... Continue Reading →

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Making Sense of Data

The introduction of computers and the Internet combined with an explosion in information have led to an overabundance and in many cases confusion. Determining what is facts, false information, opinions are becoming increasingly more difficult. Finding ways to use thinking to overcome problems with abundance and faulty information is vital. So is inventing tools to make sense of... Continue Reading →

Key Performance (mis) Indicators

Key Performance Indicators are meant to keep an organisation on track. By measuring the performance over time, you are able to look at deviations and to take measures. As Wikipedia defines it: A  key performance indicator (KPI) is a type of performance measurement. An organization may use KPIs to evaluate its success, or to evaluate the... Continue Reading →

Creative Data Collection

Data collection is the process of gathering and  measuring variables of interest, in an established systematic fashion that enables you to answer stated research questions, test hypotheses, and evaluate outcomes. The goal for all data collection is to capture quality evidence that then translates to rich data analysis and allows the building of a convincing and credible... Continue Reading →

Uncertainty – Thinkibility Nibble

Often when we search for information we want to be certain that the results are true or we assume that the results are true and certain. But scientific uncertainty is part of scientific research. Since we do not know everything, research continues and it is constantly changing. New ideas and pieces of information is added.... Continue Reading →

Crowd Research

There are some fascinating developments which call for some "What If Thinking". Four technological developments Nowadays more or less everyone is connected to someone via the Internet. It is assumed that any person can connect to another person via a friend of a friend, all it takes is six or fewer steps for anyone to... Continue Reading →

Exciting Ways to Store Data

Creative ways to think about data storage A book in a test tube. All the information on Internet stored on a device the size of our thumb! We live in an age of information abundance and new ways to think about data storage is emerging. How can information and data be stored and presented? An... Continue Reading →

Creative Ways of Using and Storing Data

In the future, more or less unlimited data storage capacity may be a possibility. The capacity to store huge amount of data is also increasingly becoming cheaper. At the same time, new exciting ways of storing and using data are emerging. Some of these methods and techniques involve moving away from electronic solutions to using... Continue Reading →

Information Overload

Abundance of Information Headlines such as “Every two days we create as much information as we did up to 2003” suggest that we live in an age of information abundance. Admittedly, it depends on how you define what constitutes information; information can include all user-generated information that contains little new information. Nevertheless, regardless of how... Continue Reading →

Information Stored About You – Malte Spitz

Flow of Information A characteristic of modern society is the flow of information - information is the lifeblood of modern civilization. The creation, distribution, and manipulation of data are vital activities – we rely on data to draw conclusion and make decisions. The capacity to store information has dramatically increased the last decades and new... Continue Reading →

Too Logical or Too Illogical

It is tempting to look at thinking as an all-or-none phenomenon - we are too logical or too illogical, calm and calculated or whimsical dreamers. But what annoys you the most – logical or illogical people? Are you a logical or illogical thinker? Or maybe it is easier to shift the focus away from people... Continue Reading →

Streamlining Your Thinking

Perfection may be achieved when there is nothing left to take away. Michelangelo saw David through the block of marble and he simple chopped away the stone that was not David. The Japanese word shibumi is used to describe refined simplicity, beauty, elegance, and quiet perfection. Shibumi looks simple but it takes time and effort... Continue Reading →

Cassandra Information

The introduction of computers and the web combined with an explosion in information have lead to an overabundance. Finding ways to use information in the best possible way is becoming a vital skill. Many people, when confronted with a problem, begin a broad search  for information. They assume that enlarging the information space inevitable will lead to uncovering the information needed to solve... Continue Reading →

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