Contemporary Analysis

Data Science

Grant Stanley

Rethinking Business Intelligence Software

People don't care about business intelligence software, they care about what it can do for them.  CAN is built on this idea.  Instead of focusing on business intelligence software, we are focused on providing answers directly to our clients.  We are improving this process by launching the CAN Portal.  The Portal is how we work with our clients.  It will allow you to get better answers faster and more securely.

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Grant Stanley

Dashboard Design: Bullet Graph vs. Bar Chart

We invest a lot of time and energy communicating our research, because unless we can effectively communicate our findings they are useless.  When the goal is to communicate the most valuable information with the least amount of ink that can be understood with the least amount of effort.  For your reference, our major influences are Deirdre McCloskey on writing, Stephen Few on dashboard design, and Edward Tufte on data visualization.

Grant Stanley

Dashboard Design: Teaching Strategic and Analytical Thinking

At CAN, we exist to provide our clients with leading edge methodologies that are both effective and easy to use.  This requires that we constantly learn about new tools and techniques, and hone a fine edge on the ones we keep to provide to our clients.

Grant Stanley

Dashboard Design: Design for Parallel Processing

The value of dashboards and visualizations are that they allow users to shift from serial to parallel processing.  When reading a block of text you can only process the information serially by starting at the top left of the text and finishing the bottom right. Dashboards and data visualizations allow you to absorb information in parallel making it easier to absorb information quickly, identify relationships and trends.

Grant Stanley

Three Types of Dashboards

A dashboard is a single display that in a glance provides essential information for a specific objective. Since you are limited to a single display capable of being monitored at a glance, the first step of dashboard design is to select the purpose of your dashboard. This provides you with a filter to make sure that your dashboard effectively accomplishes its intended purpose.

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