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    The Man Who Mistook His Graph for a Hat

    Posted on March 18, 2015 by in Cognitive Edge, Sensemaking

      Equilateral triangles have been used as a graphical tool for presenting compositional data for at least 150 years, most prominently in geology, metallurgy, and related areas of physical chemistry; archeology and anthropology; and population studies, including genetics. According to Howarth (1996)[paywall], they were also used as early as the 18th century to show mixing […]

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  • ‘The Eggshell Thing’

    Posted on June 18, 2012 by in Cognitive Edge, Sensemaking

    This post originally appeared on the Cognitive Edge blog on December 15, 2010. My first project as an accredited practitioner was with a large international publisher that was trying to get a better sense of customer satisfaction with its products. I can still remember having some “disconnects” along the lines of, whoa, how does that […]

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