Why would software developers think that business leaders want a dashboard like the one on their racing car, speedboat, aeroplane or moped? See more
This chart has been served up on LinkedIn recently and will no doubt have data visualisation purists choking. See more
I was very proud to present my Subsidiarity Scoreboard work at the ECR Group Study Week in Krakow, Poland.
I was inspired by the people I met, especially those MEPs who are so passionate about their work and their dedicated policy advisers. I’m fascinated by the tension between ideological belief and evidence, claim and fact and this is the world they wrestle with daily.
My talk was about Seeing the Subsidiarity Gap; the idea of a scoreboard for making the gap between the predicted and actual added value of EU law more visible. Publishing this Scoreboard could influence the reform of lower value EU laws and even the legislative process itself. Watch the talk below.
I was however struck by another kind of gap; the gap between my own mental models and those immersed in EU law, economics and politics. And yet, in spite of this difference in mindsets and worldviews, how Systems Thinking can be a unifying approach however challenging the domain and context.
Everyone has something they call a dashboard don’t they? As long as there’s a display full of pretty traffic lights and speedometers then the dashboard box is ticked. Well no, certainly not according to Stephen Few, the author of beautiful reference books on the art and science of data visualisation. See more
Company Type: Reputation Management Consultancy
To understand weaknesses within the business and introduce time management performance measures.
If you’ve had any exposure to continuous improvement thinking you’ll probably be familiar with the Fishbone Diagram. See more
Client: NEW DIRECTION – The Foundation for European Reform
Company Type: Non-profit Think Tank
To develop ideas for a Scorecard for measuring the local value of EU law.
Serendipity is finding something valuable by chance, a fortuitous discovery. Serendipity in business could mean tripping over the next Google by accident. Or spotting an opportunity you weren’t looking for in a corporate blind spot. See more
A common media topic over the winter months is the increased pressure on the NHS coupled with the snappily-named ‘Bed-Blocking’; patients who are well enough to leave hospital but are still occupying a bed. We might see this attributed to a ‘crumbling adult care system’ caused by ‘sweeping cuts to local council budgets’. Is the cause really so straightforward?
This visualisation links the NHS England Delayed Transfer of Care to Bed Capacity data for the last 13 months to seek new insights. As with many things in the NHS, the picture isn’t as simple as the media sound bites would suggest.
Click on the image below to launch the interactive dashboard on Tableau Public:
The distribution of Transfer of Care process delays and bed occupancies vary by individual Trust within the Local Authorities they serve. Some are improvement bright-spots, others aren’t. The creation of metrics for ‘Bed-Blocking Pressure’ and ‘Bed-Blocking Effect’ produces geographic Trust ranking.
This is just one example of how we can use visual analytics to explore patterns in your data for better decision-making.
Get in touch to find the stories hiding in your data.
Caveats : There’s still work to do on the geocoding of some Trusts and the use of historical bed capacities/occupancies instead of just the most recent quarter. We could try and factor-in the higher occupancy units. We’ve created a separate drill-down into the Delayed Transfer of Care root causes which reveals insights for combined Local Authorities & Trusts. Get in touch if you’re interested.