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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  • Blank canvas: PDF | PNG
  • Canvas with notations: PDF | PNG
  • Explorer Guide, v1: PDF

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