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a device that is generating concepts


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A method to decide on optimal position while searching for a new job

Some time ago after a re-organization we have faced, I found myself switching position. As there were five options for me, I did not know what to choose. After asking a better question – how to choose, I reminded a method I have learned in MBA “Negotiations” course and applied it on choosing the right position. There are many similar methods though and you can follow them to make the process faster (e.g. Pugh decision matrix) or deeper , once you got the point.

Here is the method – step by step.  Continue reading


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Sounds of Financial Market

I wanted to check a concept of representation of financial market data in audio dimension. What if we could “hear” the stock values? How would it sound?

As part of experiment I have translated Google (GOOG) stock intra-day values of bids and offers into sound (each to a separate track and instrument).

I think it is an interesting way to expose financial data, which is created by many people, impact our lives and that is why this art is the another dimension of worldwide complexity. A friend of mine mentioned that this way blind people could probably be an amazing financial traders as they might precisely “hear” the market and feel the trends.
Hope it can be so…

 

To hear it go to the SoundCloud page.

 

Here is the bubble chart (x axis – time, y axis – stock value in $, 2 colors – bids and offers):

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And in FL studio:

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For hands on (play with it):

Velocity of sound is proportional to a size of offer and the stock value to a note. In this example the data of 7000 points of bids and offers for Google stock during 24 Apr 2014.

  • Data set
  • Arrangement and normalization in excel
  • csv –> mid
  • mid–> FL studio –> small corrections and export

In another experiment I took gains and losses instead of actual values to determine the note, but this way sound is less “beautiful” and makes a headache (yes – even more), so you can do it by yourself 😉