Data Jujitsu: The Art of Turning Data into Product by DJ Patil (oreilly.com)

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Data Jujitsu: The Art of Turning Data into Product

By DJ Patil

Publisher: O’Reilly

Released: August 2012

Pages: 24

Acclaimed data scientist DJ Patil details a new approach to solving problems in Data Jujitsu.

Learn how to use a problem’s “weight” against itself to:

  • Break down seemingly complex data problems into simplified parts
  • Use alternative data analysis techniques to examine them
  • Use human input, such as Mechanical Turk, and design tricks that enlist the help of your users to take short cuts around tough problems

Learn more about the problems before starting on the solutions—and use the findings to solve them, or determine whether the problems are worth solving at all.

  1. Chapter 1 Data Jujitsu

    1. Use product design

    2. When in doubt, use humans

    3. Be opportunistic for wins

    4. Ground your product in the real world

    5. Give data back to the user to create additional value

    6. No data vomit

    7. Expect unforeseen side effects

    8. Improving precision and recall

    9. Subjectivity

    10. Enlisting other users

    11. Ask and you shall receive

    12. Anticipate failure

    13. Putting Data Jujitsu into practice

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    Acclaimed data scientist DJ Patil details a new approach to solving problems in Data Jujitsu.

    Learn how to use a problem’s “weight” against itself to:

    • Break down seemingly complex data problems into simplified parts
    • Use alternative data analysis techniques to examine them
    • Use human input, such as Mechanical Turk, and design tricks that enlist the help of your users to take short cuts around tough problems

    Learn more about the problems before starting on the solutions—and use the findings to solve them, or determine whether the problems are worth solving at all.

     
     

    via Hacker News 20 http://oreilly.com/data/radarreports/data-jujitsu.csp?cmp=tw-strata-books-data-products

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