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Analytics Dispatch 4/26/2021

Why you should hire an information architect

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Mapping Police Violence
There have been only three days in 2021 when police officers did not kill someone in the U.S. - Mapping Police Violence

BRING ME A HIGHER ED
Can College Predictive Models Survive the Pandemic?
“The last year has revealed just how important it is that we fully understand the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of the predictions these tools make about ‘who’ is most likely to enroll or may need additional services to help them succeed at an institution. - EdSurge

FROM SCANDIPOP TO BRITISH SOUL
Finding Structure in Users’ Evolving Listening Preferences
This dynamic model of 100K Spotify users shows how music tastes change over time. - Spotify Research

FLOW OF INFO
The Most Important Role You’re Not Hiring for Your Data Team: The Information Architect
When you think of information architecture, your first thought might be “websites.” But it’s just as important for designing dashboards and data viz. - Nightingale

THOUSANDS OF LANGUAGES LEFT OUT
The Giant Leaps In Language Technology — and Who’s Left Behind
What happens when a language is omitted from the digital landscape? And what can be gained when technology acts as a bridge instead of a barrier? - TED

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