Future Scenarios: Wage and Employment Trends

Questions from classmates by function / title / industry fastest growing, fastest shrinking ~50 year historical window (since the 1970) adjusted over time and space (PPP, Big Mac index, inflation adjusted) annotations for changes in minimum wage Renumeration trends by gender Methodology All data comes from two different United States Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys. Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey “Designed to measure employment, hours, and earnings with significant industrial and geographic detail”, BLS Current Population Survey (CPS) “Designed to measure employment and unemployment with significant demographic detail”, BLS Code Extracting data, transforming data, and generating static visualizations: Github repo Code for interactive visualization: Javscript CSS Current Employment Snapshot 2016 Total Employment by Supersector, Industry Healthcare, Local government, Hospitality service, and retail are the biggest employers.
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Wage and Employment Trends

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Wage and Employment Changes, 2016 vs past years

Base year: 1990 2009

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Flyby: SQL

I recently taught a short SQL workshop for my fellow ITP students.

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Meaningful Interactions: User Testing

User testing Script How would you ask to play a song? How would you ask about the weather? What speech or conversational interfaces have you used before? How does it seem different from speech interfaces you’ve used before? Please draw the system you imagine behind the interface. Observations Speech interfaces are still extremely new and didn’t seem as wide spread as some of the popular numbers.
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Meaningful Interactions: Prototyping

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