Author Archives: Annie Best

Annie Best

Perhaps no one at Nexight is more excited about our growing global health portfolio than our graphic designers and data analysts. I’m particularly interested in the quantity and quality of data available in the health field—and how important understanding this data can be to good decision-making. As a designer with an

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Annie Best

Since Hurricane Sandy hit the shores of New York and New Jersey in 2012, there has been a concerted effort to protect the region – the most populous in the United States – from future disaster through improved resilience. Efforts have ranged from a planning and design competitive grant program

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Data Visualization: What Inspires Me
Annie BestMarch 12, 2015

Looking critically and analytically at vast amounts of sometimes disjointed information is an important part of any communicator’s job. As a visual communicator, I spend most of my time thinking through how to present complex ideas or topics in a clear, concise, and aesthetically compelling way. Nexight Communications Director Lindsay

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Beyond the Community Garden
Annie BestFebruary 10, 2015

Over the past decade, urban agriculture has become a popular strategy for neighborhood revitalization. On its surface, it hits on buzzy food trends like eating local food and organic produce. But digging a little deeper, urban agriculture—when done right—can be part of the solution for a more robust suite of

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The Future of In-Person Shopping
Annie BestDecember 16, 2014

As we approach the peak of the holiday season, many of us are wrapping up our shopping lists by purchasing gifts online. Annual growth in online sales on “CyberMonday” this year continued to outperform growth of in-store sales on Black Friday, according to Econsultancy, an ecommerce consulting firm. For busy

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Usually when we hear about “big data”, the message revolves around cautionary tales of marketers surreptitiously collecting information from your Facebook account.  While this certainly happens (it’s true—if a service is free, you are the product!), it may not actually be the big data application that will end up having

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