The Big Challenges of Small Data

A session at IA Summit 2013

Sunday 7th April, 2013

10:45am to 11:15am (EST)

Everyone is talking about big data. Yet your life is filled with small data problems: your office, your phone, your kitchen, and much more. While big data is a big challenge, it’s a big challenge for organizations. When it comes to everyday people and their everyday lives, the big challenge is small data.

What is small data and how do we design for it?

This talk will show how dealing with small data means understanding how people are connected to their environment. This is an embodied interaction perspective. It’s not about the information, or the person, or the environment. It’s about how people are embedded in, and interact with, their environment. Drawing from research on embodiment, distributed cognition, and natural user interfaces, this talk will identify key concepts for rethinking the everyday challenge of small data.

About the speaker

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Karl Fast

I work on design problems for a world with immense information and cheap computation. Former professor of UX at Kent State University. bio from Twitter

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65 attendees

  • Adriana Machado
  • Amber Lee
  • Allison Menjivar
  • Andrew Maier
  • Angel Anderson
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  • Beth Bacon
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  • James Melzer
  • J.D. Welch
  • Jeff Parks
  • Jim Lane
  • Joan E. McCarthy
  • Julia Stewart
  • Kaarin Hoff
  • Karl Fast
  • Suzanne Kafantaris
  • Keri (Jones) Aman
  • Kevin M. Hoffman
  • Lance Nishihira
  • Lara
  • Lisa Fast
  • Maggie DeYoung
  • Marcia Morelli
  • Marie Joyce
  • christian crumlish
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  • Mike Rice
  • Peter Morville
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  • Rebecca (Jankowski) Pugliese
  • Rhonda (DeLucia) Ranney
  • Scott Root
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  • Stuart Maxwell
  • Susan Iovenitti
  • Suzanne Kafantaris
  • Tamour Khan
  • Valeska O'Leary
  • Thomas Vander Wal
  • Vauxhall Show
  • Avi Itzkovitch
  • Yukiko (Kashiwai) Iwamoto

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Time 10:45am11:15am EST

Date Sun 7th April 2013


Harborside Ballroom B, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

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