Vanity metrics: avoid them.

Vanity metrics: avoid them.

Learn what vanity metrics are, and why they stink.

It’s common for a legacy business that is transforming to being data-driven to get caught in the trap of what I call Vanity Metrics - measuring something that has little meaning or relevance to the business but nevertheless looks good when put up on a dashboard or slide deck.

Understanding COVID By Age - A Better Way

Understanding COVID By Age - A Better Way

You don’t want to make you reader do any work when understanding your data. The Seattle Times lacked some in this axis in a recent article talking about COVID for different age groups. Read more to see how we can make this better.

A recent Seattle Times article detailing the age aspect of COVID showed this graphic, covering what proportion of COVID cases are happening by age group over time:

Hello, World

Hello, World

Ever wonder why you always think there is insufficient documentation?

For 6 years I worked in the Analysis and Experimentation group at Microsoft, colloquially known as ExP. I spent a lot of my time writing documents and documentation.

Pagination