Why Intelligent Machines will be the Key to Human-Centered Innovation

Editor’s Note: This post is part of our Big Ideas series, a column highlighting the innovative thinking and thought leadership at IIeX events around the world. Sandro Kaulartz will be speaking at IIeX Europe 2020 in Amsterdam, Feb. 25-26. If you liked this article, you’ll LOVE IIeX Europe. Click here to learn more.

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Codifying Political Speech: Using Biometric Data to Identify Demographics

Editor’s Note: This post is part of our Big Ideas series, a column highlighting the innovative thinking and thought leadership at IIeX events around the world. Josipa Majic will be speaking at IIeX Europe 2020 in Amsterdam, Feb. 25-26. If you liked this article, you’ll LOVE IIeX Europe. Click here to learn more.

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5 Reasons Why it’s Time to Voice-Enable Your Surveys

Editor’s Note: This post is part of our Big Ideas series, a column highlighting the innovative thinking and thought leadership at IIeX events around the world. Abigail Stuart & Mike Page will be speaking at IIeX Europe 2020 in Amsterdam, Feb. 25-26. If you liked this article, you’ll LOVE IIeX Europe. Click here to learn more.

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Why ‘No Question Research’ Will Be the Next Big Thing

Editor’s Note: This post is part of our Big Ideas series, a column highlighting the innovative thinking and thought leadership at IIeX events around the world. Wim Hamaekers will be speaking at IIeX Europe 2019 in Amsterdam, Feb. 25-26. If you liked this article, you’ll LOVE IIeX Europe. Click here to learn more.

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5 Ways to Repurpose UGC in a Matter of Seconds

User-generated content is the pool of photos that customers take to post on social media for reference. Through these compositions, they want to display, not write, how they feel about a product. By and large, these visuals capture happy undertones. Here, the new owners show off the positive results they’ve accomplished since they’ve come in the possession of certain items.

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5 Tricks to Secure Insight Engagement and Memorability

Editor’s Note: This post is part of our Big Ideas series, a column highlighting the innovative thinking and thought leadership at IIeX events around the world. Mayra Munguia will be speaking at IIeX Europe 2019 in Amsterdam, Feb. 25-26. If you liked this article, you’ll LOVE IIeX Europe. Click here to learn more.

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Researchers Should Do More Market Research

Editor’s Note: This post is part of our Big Ideas series, a column highlighting the innovative thinking and thought leadership at IIeX events around the world. Jan Zwang will be speaking at IIeX Europe 2019 in Amsterdam, Feb. 25-26. If you liked this article, you’ll LOVE IIeX Europe. Click here to learn more. 
We’ve all been there, the sales pitch starts with full enthusiasm and drive.

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The Last Frontier for Lean Methodology: Iterative Questions

Editor’s Note: This post is part of our Big Ideas series, a column highlighting the innovative thinking and thought leadership at IIeX events around the world. Athena Lam will be speaking at IIeX Europe 2019 in Amsterdam, Feb. 25-26. If you liked this article, you’ll LOVE IIeX Europe. Click here to learn more. 
Lean has been one of the guiding principles in the last decade.

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Real-time music recommendations for new users with Amazon SageMaker

This is a guest post from Matt Fielder and Jordan Rosenblum at iHeartRadio. In their own words, “iHeartRadio is a streaming audio service that reaches tens of millions of users every month and registers many tens of thousands more every day.”
Personalization is an important part of the user experience, and we aspire to give useful recommendations as early in the user lifecycle as possible.

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Recommender Systems: We’re doing it (all) wrong

A few days back, there was an interesting post by Judy Robertson in the Communications of the ACM blog. The post, entitled “Stats: We’re doing it wrong”, builds upon a paper from last year’s CHI conference in which they report that more than 90% of the HCI researchers used the wrong statistical tools when analyzing and reporting on likert scale type of data.

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Scraping Responsibly with R

I recently wrote a blog post here
comparing the number of CRAN downloads an R package gets relative to its number of
stars on GitHub. What I didn’t really think about during my analysis was whether or
not scraping CRAN was a violation of its Terms and Conditions. I simply copy and
pasted some code from R-bloggers
that seemed to work and went on my merry way.

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Is Matthew Walker’s “Why We Sleep” Riddled with Scientific and Factual Errors?

Asher Meir points to this hilarious post by Alexey Guzey entitled, Matthew Walker’s “Why We Sleep” Is Riddled with Scientific and Factual Errors.
Just to start with, the post has a wonderful descriptive title. And the laffs start right away:
Positively Nabokovian, I’d say. I mean it. The above table of contents makes me want to read more.

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Re-exporting the magrittr pipe operator

… or how I stoped worrying and wrote a blog post to remember it ad infinitum.
Magrittr’s pipe operator is one of those newish R-universe features that I
really want to have around whenever I put some lines into an R-console.
This is even TRUE when writing a package.
So the first thing I do is put magrittr into the DESCRIPTION file and add
an __imports.

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Geocoding Paradise Papers Addresses In Neo4j To Build Interactive Geographical Data Visualizations

This post explores how to build spatial data visualizations using address data from the Paradise Papers leak of offshore corporations and the people connected to them. First, we geocode all addresses in the leaked data, then build a heatmap and interactive map for exploring the data of offshore legal entities.

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