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Methods for Making Meaning out of Data

Jon Kolko

in Exposing the Magic of Design

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199744336
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894710 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744336.003.0007

Series: Human Technology Interaction Series

Methods for Making Meaning out of Data

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This chapter explains fundamental methods for making meaning of out data—for moving from data to information through methods of prioritization, organization, externalization, and diagramming. Individual methods are presented, along with case studies.

Keywords: externalization; prioritization; affinity diagramming; parallel clustering; flow diagramming; process flow

Chapter.  9712 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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