“In urban planning, there is a well-established notion of “wicked problems” — they aren’t unsolvable because of technical limits or a lack of data. They aren’t solvable because they are so big, and complex, and wracked with political conflicts that stakeholders can’t even agree what success looks like or how to measure it.” – Can Engineers Build Inclusive Smart Cities?
“we have a fantastic moment of opportunity where we can design our systems thoughtfully and critically, with an eye not just to functionality, but to the kinds of relationships they establish with the humans who interact with them.” – Our friends, the bots? — Data & Society: Points
“Here are a few questions to consider as you design your bots. They are by no means comprehensive, but point to the kind of thinking that is necessary in order to create nuanced systems that afford satisfying experiences.” – Our friends, the bots? — Data & Society: Points
“Academics will learn that putting data online is not enough; the work should be carefully documented if allegations of impropriety are to be avoided. And the FT will sell a lot of copies of today’s paper, demonstrating that careful data analysis can be good for business.” – http://ift.tt/1t5Hcv0