Best practices for combining data science and design

Ricky Hennessy
Jun 18 · 8 min read

Create a Shared Understanding

Don’t Lose Sight of Business Goals

Execute Through Seamless Collaboration

Fjord’s highly iterative process for combining strategy, design, and data science.

Incorporate Data Science Into the Design Process

Account for Data Access Issues

Embrace Technical Constraints to Deliver Value and Gain Trust

Facilitate Cross Discipline Communication

Plan for Experimentation

Standardize Data Deliverables



Design Voices

A publication for designers, developers and data nerds - from the aspiring to the expert, and anywhere in between. Content created and curated by Fjord, design and innovation from Accenture Interactive.

Ricky Hennessy

Written by

US Central Lead — Data + Design @ Fjord. Previously data science at Frog Design. PhD biomedical engineering UT Austin

Design Voices

A publication for designers, developers and data nerds - from the aspiring to the expert, and anywhere in between. Content created and curated by Fjord, design and innovation from Accenture Interactive.