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we create beautiful and insightful infographics.

when our infographics go viral you’ll be proud of your results.

You need infographics if you want more people knowing your work, sharing your work and supporting your work. You don’t need to create them on your own.
Our infographics are different because we work deeply with original research & data combined with years of technical and artistic training in how to visualize the results of complex analysis.

You have important things to say.  It can be hard to get them heard in today’s noisy news and reporting cycles.  It often works best to get your materials seen.

When your infographics go viral you’ll be proud of your results.

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we do impeccable creative research.

our world is filled with data – coming from many directions.

You need meaningful answers to important questions – not obvious answers to run of the mill questions.

We’ll support you to identify your most important questions.
Answering the important questions requires the right data.
Collecting and analyzing the right data means using up to date statistical methodology combined with innovative tools.

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we take the data you already collect and we find the stories and sense in it.

You have data (even if you think you don’t). Your life will be better when you understand and use the data you have. We’ll transform your data from a frustrating mess to a beautiful asset.

We work with journalists, non-profits and social media marketers to maximize and retain the value of their data.

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John Swain Ebola Twitter Map2 2014-10-20

Twitter and Ebola: Rumor and Misinformation

October 20, 2014Comments are OFF

“On Oct 1, the day after [Thomas Eric] Duncan’s illness was announced, online chatter mentioning

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John Swain Ebola Twitter Map

Using Twitter Conversations to Manage the Ebola Crisis

October 17, 2014Comments are OFF

Twitter is a conversation tool that uses 140 character messaging and individual social networks to

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ScaleDB big_data_funnel

Follow Your Intuition, Based on Evidence

October 13, 2014Comments are OFF

Yesterday, Greg Satell wrote in Forbes about the importance of combining intuition with big data.

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Join Us in the New Face of Datassist

October 3, 2014Comments are OFF

Visual communication trumps content every time. My passion is visual communication of complex data

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Data Sheds New Light on Domestic Violence

September 16, 2014Comments are OFF

The NFL has had a tough week, both on and off the field, with players injured physically on the

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Flickr - Online Privacy

Big Data and Privacy – the biggest public policy challenge of our time

September 3, 2014Comments are OFF

Are you familiar with messages like this? “Going to this site (or) Adding this app can: Read

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