Threads of Data

Rob RowlandsUncategorized

Data is increasingly cheap and easy to collate. But what will you actually use it for? From the privacy of apps to application forms, find out why and how purpose is critical.

Do smart meters save you money?

Getting smart with data

Rob RowlandsUncategorized

We live in a world of smart devices designed help us do things more effectively and efficiently. But what else do we need to know to ensure we really do feel those benefits. Can Smart meters save us money and what more do we need to know to realise this outcome?

How are we doing?

Rob RowlandsUncategorized

“Can Do” means nothing if you can’t say what you have done. So how to set goals and evaluate progress in projects and partnerships.

Measuring by proxy - does buying a cake really suggest I'm not keeping to a diet?

Measuring by Proxy

Rob RowlandsUncategorized

There are many times when one measure stands in for another in making sense of the world. So what exactly is a proxy measure and how can you use one?

Filling the hole in the road

Rob RowlandsUncategorized

When faced with a problem or a challenge, a quick fix is often employed. But how can taking a step back and gathering more information provide a more effective and sustainable outcome?

Real time data used in sports TV coverage. Does it baffle or inform? How can you use real time data more effectively?

Really timely data

Rob RowlandsUncategorized

Real time data is a resource that offers so much, from immediate insight through befuddlement to occasional apocalyptic horror. How can you utilise it most effectively?

Distribution or spread of cases, data and information.


Rob RowlandsUncategorized

Why a “one in whatever” distribution of cases isn’t as straightforward as it might look and what this means for our reaction