The Analyst’s Canvas
Welcome, explorer! This page has the first public version of The Analyst’s Canvas, a tool for defining, selecting and communicating analytical products and services. The canvas frames data and analytical methods in the context of the work and mission they support, while avoiding the use of terminology that implies a preferred approach.
As I write the longer explanation, I invite you to try it in your environment. Once you do, please provide your feedback on what you tried and how it worked. You’re welcome to continue using the canvas after your test, but do watch this space for revisions.
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Posts about the Analyst’s Canvas
The Analyst’s Canvas is one of three frameworks for exploring opportunities to create more value from data and analytical methods. The other two are more future-oriented and ambitious.
A conceptual model for how a future computer system could move beyond reports and dashboards to automated tracking and triage. Operating at the metaphorical level, Attention rests on a hypothesis that many of the component tasks are possible with existing technology. First draft
More philosophy than theory, Omniscience is a challenge to think about more of what matters and what we can know about it. The vision is to use our intelligence systems to make connections across existing information sources that are separated by scope and timeframes. First draft coming soon.