It is funny, when we think about networks, we think about groups, communities, systems, and other complex collections of interacting entities. Yet, the most popular social network metrics are “individual centralities”! Who is the most connected? Who is the best connected? Who is the hub? Who is the influencer? Who spans the most structural holes […]
Back in June 2015, we began the Fragments of Impact programme, partnering with UNDP, to explore how to use SenseMaker® in monitoring and evaluation. This week we’re back in Istanbul, with all the various participants to teach and explore the data and what to do next – in terms of interventions, in terms of monitoring […]
Tag clouds were a popular web visualization fad about 3 years ago. Wordle.net provides a really easy way for you to make and share your own. But rarely is seeing the most frequently-used words in a piece of text very instructive. Today I figured out how to compare two wordles using python. The difference between […]
I’ve spent the first part of this week (and the first few days of my guest-blogging – which I’d not put in the diary) at a fascinating event with Dave. There’s nothing quite like a room of diverse perspectives and fierce minds for stimulating your thinking. As part of the after-dinner entertainment on Monday, Dave […]
One of the hazards of doing research with a broad focus is getting lost in all the information out there. One of the pleasures is just wandering around the internet looking for stuff. Data overload is one of the main reasons I was so grateful to come across the Cynefin framework in late 2006. Apart […]
A big thanks to David Williams who has been the guest blogger since 30th August. Wendy Elford from Canberra here. This first blog in the next stint will skip any real detail on personal history but I will say that both my job roles and interests place me at a halfway point between art and […]
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