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Reflection on Data Design: Part 1

By  Andrew Smailes This year is my 22nd year in data. I have been working in various industries, but the central theme in my work is using data to answer business questions and to improve businesses. The use of data has expanded to support a wide variety of use cases in those years. The use cases can be as some form...

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Reflections on Data Design: Part 2

By Andrew Smailes
Is this a gloomy outlook on the state of affairs? No. My motivation is improving the state of affairs in the data industry and provide people with the tools to improve their skills in the complex subject that is data. My premise is that if you want to improve, you should put the focus on what needs to be improved.

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Reflections Data Design: Part 3

By Andrew Smailes
I am pushing the word ‘Design’  because it is an issue of concern to all industries.  There is no shortage of ideas and discussions on the nature of a good or bad design process or design artefact.  But the use of the word design is limited within the data profession and when it appears, it might be referring to an architect’s perception of business requirements or a network diagram.

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