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From Wikimania 2010 • Gdańsk, Poland • July 9-11, 2010


This is an open submission for Wikimania 2010.

Title of the submission
Informing Design with Data
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
30 min presentation (could also do this as a workshop if a 45 min or 1 hour slot was available)
Author of the submission
Micah Alpern
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Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

When designing new user experiences data can be a powerful tool to inform and inspire. You can use data to identify opportunities, to understand a complex system, and to draw inferences & insights from aggregate behavior. In this talk I'll share several stories of how product teams at LinkedIn, Yahoo!, and eBay have used analytics to improve decision making and inspire new ideas. We'll also look at the 2009 Wikipedia Fundraising effort and how analytics helped the fundraising team and provided transparency to the community. We'll end by discussing some of the cultural, policy, and technical hurdles in making the Wikipedia development process more data informed.

Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
Collaboration/Infrastructure: User Interface Design
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted? No
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