A Data Science Experiment

A Data Science Experiment

Presentation: Academy Hills

Studio D Radiodurans works with creative thinkers, strategists and data scientists.

How would you design the following experiment?

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Myanmar Photo Archive

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As part of the Afford Two, Eat One: Financial Inclusion in Rural Myanmar report deliverables we’ve decided to release over 200 photos for use under a creative commons license.

Browse the archive and download the images.

Enjoy.

Now on with the next stage of the project.

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Proximate Banking

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Something that regular readers may have come across on this site is the notion of “proximate use”. Essentially it challenges the notion of top-down design in markets where there are strong informal players. I’ve written up a short sidebar on proximate banking that goes into more detail.

And view the rest of the report Afford Two, Eat One, Financial Inclusion in Rural Myanmar.

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Pop-up Studios

Working in Myanmar this past year (and heading out there again shortly) was a good prompt to write up and publish a piece that’s been stewing for a while.

Pop-up Studios

Working in Myanmar this past year (and heading out there again shortly) was a good prompt to write up and publish a piece that’s been stewing for a while.

Mobile Myanmar & Behavioural Lead Users

Myanmar has 14% mobile penetration - one of the world’s lowest but is growing fast. It might seem like a strange place to find globally leading edge mobile behaviours but it makes perfect sense.

Mobile Myanmar & Behavioural Lead Users

Myanmar has 14% mobile penetration - one of the world’s lowest but is growing fast. It might seem like a strange place to find globally leading edge mobile behaviours but it makes perfect sense.

Afford Two, Eat One: Understanding Motivations for Spending and Saving

Afford Two, Eat One: Understanding Motivations for Spending and Saving

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Download the report: Afford Two, Eat One: Financial Inclusion in Rural Myanmar

Download over 200 creative commons photos and other assets from the report.

Most of you reading this are sophisticated banking customers: you expect instant access, online apps, notifications, analytics and not a little delight. But imagine not having access to any of that. Imagine having to carry all your wealth on…

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Between Spaces

That peaceful moment where the team is nearby and finding their groove, and you can step back and see the big picture and absorb the little details. From last month in Myanmar.

Between Spaces

That peaceful moment where the team is nearby and finding their groove, and you can step back and see the big picture and absorb the little details. From last month in Myanmar.

D2 Raw. D3 Trial.

D2 Raw. D3 Trial.

Sertão Do Taquari: steps

Had the good fortune this week to spend time in the Brazilian rainforest somewhere in the vicinity of here.

As some of you know I’ve been working on the design of a travel bag suitable for two to three week work trips. These often encompass business meetings and boardrooms though to the dust of India roads, the rough handling of Kabul security and/or time on the mountain trail(or like today in…

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Memories are Made of This

Memories are Made of This

Rio de Janeiro: tunnels

Memories from the past ~week in Brazil: working with a tight crew with their eyes on the destination, but in it for the ride; being pulled over at a police roadblock and turning their hustle for a payoff into our hustle for photos (how to build gringa cred with your hard-as-nails driver – we were laughing all the way to the cemetery, our intended destination); favela research and not quite…

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Leaving. Starting.

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After four years as Executive Creative Director of Global Insights at frog I left.

I feel fortunate to have contributed to something as dynamic and interesting at a particular moment in time in that company’s history. It is definitely the right time to go.

My principle has always been that if someone more junior can do some of what I do, they should step up in order to grow. This approach…

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