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Minimum Viable Metrics for Mobile
By February 5, 2013 Read More →

Minimum Viable Metrics for Mobile

(Dashboard template can be found here; source code on GitHub here) In freemium mobile, my experience has been that the principles of the Minimum Viable Product as a product strategy are respected but sometimes necessarily abandoned because the concept isn’t perfectly transferable to mobile platforms. The MVP approach was designed for a platform (the web) that allows […]

Ditch Tableau and use d3.js, Part 2 of 2: Access and allies
By November 18, 2012 Read More →

Ditch Tableau and use d3.js, Part 2 of 2: Access and allies

Part 1: MBAs shouldn’t do data analysis In Part 1 of this series, I argued that a centrally-hosted analytics system built on d3.js is superior to a Tableau-based (or some other proprietary tool — I use Tableau in the example because it’s probably the most prominent in the gaming industry) system because it allows for […]

Ditch Tableau and use d3.js, Part 1 of 2: MBAs shouldn't do data analysis
By November 12, 2012 Read More →

Ditch Tableau and use d3.js, Part 1 of 2: MBAs shouldn't do data analysis

Part 2: Access and allies I’ve written before of the practical advantages a d3.js-based analytics system boasts over Tableau, which I view as the best commercial solution. The most prominent advantage is cost: Tableau is exorbitantly expensive, and its learning curve is so steep (and free instructional materials are so meager) that training an analyst […]

Building a lightweight, flexible D3.js dashboard (Part 3 of 3)
By August 23, 2012 Read More →

Building a lightweight, flexible D3.js dashboard (Part 3 of 3)

Part 1 Part 2 (The full sourcecode for the below example can be found here, and an interactive example can be found here. Click Open in a new Window to see all graphs in their pre-determined sizes) The riveting conclusion! The last two posts in this series introduced D3.js and established the structure of a D3.js dashboard. […]

Building a lightweight, flexible D3.js dashboard (Part 2 of 3)
By August 21, 2012 Read More →

Building a lightweight, flexible D3.js dashboard (Part 2 of 3)

Part 1 Part 3 (You can find the complete sourcecode for the below example here and an interactive example here. Click open in new window to see everything in its pre-determined size). The first post in this series introduced the D3.js library and walked through the steps necessary to produce a very simple line graph. This post will build upon that tutorial […]

Building a lightweight, flexible D3.js dashboard (Part 1 of 3)
By August 19, 2012 Read More →

Building a lightweight, flexible D3.js dashboard (Part 1 of 3)

Part 2 Part 3 (You can find the complete sourcecode for the below example here and an interactive version here) I’ve written before that I think Tableau is the best data exploration / visualization tool on the market. I still think that, but Tableau does suffer a few drawbacks: