AoF 45: How much is Bad Analytics Design Costing You? w/ Mico Yuk

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While locked-in and working from home to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m spending time creating informational and entertaining episodes. Today’s topic is: How much is bad design costing you? That’s the reality—design is important. Just take a look at some of the Corona Virus visuals out there. They’re horrible!

“I often feel that people underestimate how much bad (analytics) design is costing them when it comes to analytics.” [02:31]


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  • Mico on Product Design: Packaging and design are important, even if competitor’s products are better.
  • Mico on Bad Design: Costs you five things—Tool adoption, credibility, funding, partnerships, and trust.
  • Mico on Cash Flow: When your data is good but ugly, you can’t afford to ignore design

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [01:30]  - Key Quote: The reality is that, you know, design is important. - Mico Yuk
  • [01:35]  - Don’t underestimate the power of product packaging and design.
  • [02:46]  - Announcements: Early-bird registration discount extended for BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator Workshops, but dates may change.
  • [03:30]  - Check out my NEW Free Online Training: Become a Chief Data Storyteller: Part 2, using our Analytics Design Guide!
  • [04:27]  - Download this Freebie: Analytics Design Guide Template (updated version).
  • [05:31]  Five Things Bad Design Costs You:
  • 1. Trust
  • 2. Partnership
  • 3. Funding
  • 4. Credibility
  • 5. Tool Adoption
  • [06:08]  - Key Quote: You’re dollar smart and penny stupid. (most orgs when it comes to design) - Mico Yuk
  • [12:09]  - Key Quote: Design is one of those things that keeps the cash flow coming when it comes to BI projects. - Mico Yuk
  • [15:46]  - Key Quote: You cannot afford to ignore it, no matter how good your data is, if it’s ugly, it doesn’t matter. - Mico Yuk
  • [19:45]  - Key Quote: If your stuff looks outdated and old, people will not trust your data. - Mico Yuk
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“Your credibility is at stake. Bad (analytics) design is costing you your credibility, whether or not you know it.” [10:37]

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Mico Yuk

Mico Yuk

As the Co-founder and CEO of BI Brainz, I've been in the Business Intelligence/Analytics industry since 2009. Trained 10K+ using our methodologies and frameworks! I love our amazing team and community! I share my passion for data to 20,000+ followers via the Analytics on Fire Podcast, our BI Brainz academy, blog, social media, global keynotes, training, and workshops. Our model is simple. We take what is successful for our customers and teach it! I'm a bonafide beach bum on days off!
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