Month: March 2015

Field Report: A Beginner’s Guide to Cheesemaking (and Life)

Here at R/West, we’re big on sharing our experience to ensure that we are setting others up for success. From coworkers to clients to casual blog readers, we want to keep you informed on what’s happening in the world and how to use it to your benefit. With that spirit in mind, I feel that it’s my civic duty to…

Let’s Get Visual. Visual.

All sorts of companies, including agencies like R/West, use data visualizations to tell stories from numbers. Understanding trends, correlations, outliers, and other behaviors within data sets is tricky if you’re just looking at a spreadsheet or database. Here are a few inspiring, thought-provoking, and quirky examples of data visualization. Physical mapping Finding the shortest path to visit all 48 capitols…

Taking Coffee Seriously

We drink a lot of coffee around here.  A lot.  Thankfully, Stumptown Coffee Roasters recently opened their headquarters just a few blocks from us. Last week a few of us walked over for their free daily cupping and scoped out their new digs. During our hour session, Matt, a serious coffee expert, lead us through a tasting that opened our…