Here at the Data Action Lab we spend a lot of time talking about all of the different roles, domains and origins of data work. Because of the many threads that have come together over time to create the modern data world, people in this world often use different words to talk about the same, or similar, concepts, tools and techniques.
Understanding the big picture underlying all of this can really help with developing a shared understanding when working with other data practitioners. To that end I’ve created a diagram that shows, at a glance, the different worlds of data that have come together to create data science, and that currently rely on data to do their work.
I go into a bit more detail about how these disciplines rely on data in my post How Different Domains Use Data – A Quick Gloss.