Simple Tricks To Up-level Your Analytics Reports.

Like you, I consume a whole lot of reports every day – company data, public data.

Many are acceptable, some are very good and all the rest leave me extremely frustrated with both the ink and the think.

People make so many obvious mistakes. Sometimes repeatedly.

Just yesterday I was quietly seething because none of visuals included in the report contained any context to understand if the performance I was looking at was good or bad.

Rookie mistake.

The graph could be going up, down, all around and I as a consumer had the job of figuring if something was good, bad or worth ignoring.

​The heartbreaking part is that…

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Smart Data Visualizations: Quality Assessment Algorithm

The gap between a bad and good data visualization is small.

The gap between a good and great data visualization is a vast chasm!

The challenge is that we, and our HiPPOs, bring opinions and feelings and our perceptions of what will go viral to the conversation. This is entirely counter productive to distinguishing between bad, good, and great.

What we need instead is a rock solid understanding of the updraft we face in our quest for greatness, and a standard framework that can help us dispassionately assess quality.

Let’s do that today. Learn how to seperate bad from good and good from great, and do so using examples that…

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