We sent out a survey asking people to interpret various graphs that showed information about COVID-19 cases. We asked some basic questions comparing various line and bar graphs, and here’s a bit about what we saw.
Before reading this post, you may want to check out my previous posts about the One Metric That Matters (OMTM). In part one, I explained why OMTM was problematic in general. In part two, I shared an alternative to OMTM when tracking growth. This third post focuses on using the OMTM as an antidote against… Read more
Business growth is easier with more than one metric. Trying to apply the “One Metric That Matters” (OMTM) to a company you wish to be successful is a myopic recipe for failure. Instead, you must use a collection of metrics to provide a realistic assessment.
Companies require more than one metric to succeed. Have you heard of the “one metric that matters” (OMTM)? This concept was first introduced to me through the book Lean Analytics, by Alistair Croll and Ben Yoskovitz. I have a lot of respect for Ben and Alistair. I’m a proud owner of two copies of Lean… Read more
TL;DR: Because of printers and colorblindness the color palette of your chart, graph, or data visualization must work in grayscale. While we analytics nuts were conducting research on color schemes most appropriate for a data visualization for one of our clients, I happened to enter the phrase, “colors to use in charts” into Google. At… Read more
Down The Rabbit Hole GIF from Downtherabbithole GIFs I continue to hesitate to simply call myself a “data scientist.” Instead, I’m an expert, a guide, and through conversations with humans, I help them navigate the information jungle. But I need your help: I need to connect with more humans to continue my state of the… Read more