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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 and non-profits to maximize and retain the value of their data.

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Effective Data Cleaning

August 31, 2015Comments are OFF

Why audit and clean data?

The entire survey process is undertaken to make informed,

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How to Do Sane Data Entry-in 7 Steps

August 23, 2015Comments are OFF

This summer Datassist has taken our audience on a journey through surveying, with the idea that this

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How to Get Started With Digital Data Collection

August 17, 2015Comments are OFF

As we discussed in How to Collect Data, collecting data digitally–whether in person using

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Children as Excess Baggage

August 10, 2015Comments are OFF

Nearly 250 million of the 7 billion people on this earth live in a country that is not the one they

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How to Collect Data: In-person or Digitally

August 3, 2015Comments are OFF

Now that you’ve got your survey designed, you can set up your data collection system. There are many

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Sorting Through Big Data Noise: CANVAS 2015

July 26, 2015Comments are OFF

This week I’m attending the three-day Canadian Visual Analytics School (CANVAS).  CANVAS 2015 is the

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