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June 20, 2018

As someone who is lucky enough to specialise in communicating technical information 😍, data visualisation is a big part of my professional life. But all those NDAs make it hard to share a lot of this work with the world. Therefore, at the beginning of the year I set m...

September 26, 2017

Data viz can have a bad rep.

Sometimes this is justified – it’s just badly done. But there are times when the type of data viz is wrong for the objective it’s trying to achieve. Understanding the purpose and audience of your data viz is key to its success.

Data viz can b...

August 28, 2017

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August 6, 2017

The concept of storytelling has become a popular tool for business users. Combine it with the word ‘data’, and it becomes even more appealing. The problem, like many buzz words, is the term has reached a tipping point of use, where it no longer holds value.

We’re all fa...

April 21, 2017

As Analysts, we’re good at presenting information the way we would like to receive it – multi-dimensional and detailed. The interest we have for our chosen topic drives us to leave no stone unturned in our analysis. This makes us great Analysts. Our attention to detail...

August 14, 2016

Last week I leaped off the cliff I’d been dancing on the edge of for so long. 

I left my permanent job to start my own business.

My resignation letter went something along the lines of:

Dear <insert company>,
It’s not you. It’s me.
I need to let you know that my last day...

July 16, 2016

It wasn’t until recently I realised the extent of the vanity metrics problem. Sucked in by their shininess, I had blindly played a role in their endorsement.

I’ve read (and produced) many reports that were praised for being interesting. Interesting but not act...

July 16, 2016

If your weather app showed a 60% chance of rain, you would probably reach for a jacket before leaving the house. This new information would influence your behaviour. In a business-context, although a much bigger scale, the concept remains the same – a choice is made to...