Data visualization and dashboards
A wise colleague of mine once told me that lots of people collect data, but few people know what to do with it. IÂ didn’tÂ understand what he was talking about at the time, but Iâ€™ve come to have a better understanding over the years. It basically boils down to the difficulty that many of us experience when it comes to the best way to handle information. Our brains do some amazing things, but fail to â€œseeâ€ things when the perspective is all wrong.
Data surrounds us. Itâ€™s in everything we do, from the bank statements we receive in our personal life to the mountains of data collected by every healthcare institution. Regardless of the data collected, there are basically three things that can be done with it. Data can be ignored, it can be archived or it can be used. Unfortunately only one of those three things is truly useful; using it. Many people chose to ignore or archive data not because the information isnâ€™t valuable, but because they are overwhelmed with the amount of information they receive and the way that the information is presented.
unSUMMIT 2011 Presentation (#unSUM11)
I uploaded the presentation I gave Thursday at the unSUMMIT in Louisville, Kentucky. You can see it below, although some of the slides came out a little rough when I uploaded it to slideshare. It looks like it may have something to do with the font I used. If I find time I’ll correct it … Read more
Preparing for the unSUMMIT (#unSUM11)
Iâ€™m sitting in a hotel bar in Louisville, Kentucky having a salad as I prepare to register for the unSUMMIT. This is the second year in a row I’ve made the trek to the unSUMMIT. I felt that the experience I had last year was definitely worth a second look. From the unSUMMIT website: Conventional … Read more