We’re a bit of a data agency
Data itself does not equal information, let alone relevant information. So, how to find and collect the right data? How to process, clean and wrangle raw data so that it becomes valuable to you? And how to analyze, visualize and present it all? These are the questions we are most excited to help you with.
What we do
Our services usually fall in one or more of the following categories.
We have extensive experience in finding datasets that can help you tell your story.
Processing & Enhancing
Unfortunately, datasets are often a mess. We can help with processing, cleaning and enhancing raw data.
Analysis and Presentation
We can analyze your data for patterns and outliers, and present our findings with beautiful visualizations.
Some of our finest.
Copyright gone wrong
COMMUNIA advocates for policies that expand the public domain and increase access to and reuse of culture and knowledge. We helped them with visualizing amendments made in the European Parliament that pertain to copyright. The resulting Sankeys can be easily shared in any configuration that make sense.
Some notes on predicting the future
Twice a year, the IMF evaluates the state of the world economy and presents forecasts of future economic growth, leading to news headlines such as this one and this one. The nice thing about specific predictions for the future is that, once that future has arrived, you can have another hard look at those predictions and learn how much, or little, sense they made.
Mozilla – Digital Skills Observatory
We helped the Digital Skills Observatory team to analyze their research data on first time smartphone users in Kenya. We coded the answers to 6 interviews, and built dashboards that proved essential for the teams data analysis and vital for sharing their work with shareholders.
Mozilla – Internet Health Report
The Internet Health Report is Mozilla’s new open source initiative to document and explain what’s happening to the health of the Internet. We helped the team to gather, combine, analyze and visualize data around key topics on global internet health, and contributed to many findings in the report. All visualizations in the report are built with help from our research and analysis.
Nurx – Birth Control in the US
Nurx delivers birth control discreetly, no visit to the doctor needed. We helped Nurx with creating data visualizations on teen pregnancies in Washington and Pennsylvania. For this project we combined and filtered several datasets, and generated dozens of visualizations to immediately spot the outliers. As a final deliverable we created many embeddable visualizations and a website.
Facebook Quarterly Results
Facebook publishes a quarterly report to show how the company is doing. This presentation compares results over time, and lets anyone filter and visualize Facebook’s data on their own.
After gathering years of experience at data platform Silk.co by helping 100+ companies, NGO’s and journalists make sense of their data, we formed a bit of a data agency. Coming to you live from gallery Schatjes in Amsterdam.
Caspar has a background in International Development studies and interned as a policy analyst before becoming a data-driven storyteller at Silk. Here he helped numerous companies, NGOs and journalists to make sense of their data, and created many data stories on his own accord.
Caspar is well versed in social research methods, never loses sight of the big picture and has been nicknamed ‘the data wizard of Amsterdam’ on several, very nerdy occasions.
With a background in Digital Design and Political Science, Jurian always has had an interest in explaining tough subjects visually. After setting up the marketing and community strategy of design startup Usabilla, Jurian was head of community at Silk.co, helping users with all their data needs and wants.
Jurian has a knack for data programming and a need for creating beautiful and informative visualizations, and he loves to help people find and solve problems they didn’t realize they had.
Do you want to work together, or do you have an interesting idea? Do tell! Please use firstname.lastname@example.org or the form below.