What happens when the necessity of understanding big data meets people involved in research and curious to go in-depth?
Leading head of the DATAstudio project Linda talked about big data and smart cities, moreover on how their correct use and comprehension can lead to an effectively smart society.
What Linda Vlassenrood pointed out was the necessity to not forget that cities are made up of living people, not only by conglomerations of numbers and statistics. Data without context are useless. In Vlassenrood’s words: “you always have to enrich hard data with soft informations”, so to make a city “as smart as its citizens”.
As you know, the integration of quantitative research with an in-depth qualitative approach, as well as the care for small data, is a core point for baba… so we fiercely agree!