About Jay Leslie

Devoted father of two, lover of mountains, entrepreneurism, and beer. Jay carries with him fourteen years of project management experience within the cable, telecom, construction, software development, and energy industries. The spectrum of projects and programs that Jay has managed throughout his career is broad and deep, enabling him to help clients implement Chronicle Graphics software in a multitude of applications. His employment history includes positions at Narvaes Construction, Leslie Brothers Construction, CSG Systems, Echostar Satellite Services, Comcast, and Level 3 Communications.

Trellis Displays Using OnePager

We often see very complex visuals, built by our users, that include just about everything they intend to communicate, all in one place.

They’ve likely created the complexity either because it’s always been done that way, or it’s what they were asked to produce (not necessarily their fault), though data visualization best practices will tell us that too many dimensions of information in one place will all blend together into an aggregate.

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Tips for Collective Proficiency in OnePager and Avoidance of Shelfware

Shelfware is the common term for unused software, which was calculated to be around 30 billion dollars annually, in the US alone, in an often quoted study performed in 2016.

We’re certain OnePager was a very small part of this waste. The largest reason, based on our own customer research, is education. Users are handed a paid license for the application, but never learn how to use it, eventually relinquishing their license.

The obvious way to avoid this waste is to invest time and/or money in some form of learning to ensure your users understand the basics of how the application works.

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Aptitudes and Attitudes of Effective Analysis – Stephen Few

Ever since we began including a section on data visualization in our formal training, we’ve only gotten one negative piece of feedback. The particular attendee suggested something like “I could have done without the content on how to make a PowerPoint slide.”

We welcome and take all feedback very seriously of course, but the comment came off as ironic given that in the training, I discuss the Dunning-Kruger Effect and its importance in successful data visualization in business today.

courtesy http://www.fun-stuff-to-do.com

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Your IT guy (or gal) has no idea what OnePager is or how it works

I’m generalizing, but this is largely true.

The statement may be shocking for some of you, I know, but it’s one you need to be conscious of, for your own sanity.

They’re probably the best in their profession if they’ve created the perception that they inherently know about, and can fix, everything related to your computer. However, it’s simply not true.

http://inkontheside.com/2013/11/18/being-an-i-t-guy/

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10 Things You Can, But Should NEVER Do In OnePager – #10

This is the last article in a series meant to highlight the mistakes or missteps we see most often in our OnePager support interactions. These are things we wish we could help everyone avoid, and do the proper way instead.

10 – Always Use The Default Templates

OnePager does “auto-magically” make you a visual from your source file, but it doesn’t read your mind. It uses Templates to control how your charts are rendered.

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OnePager IQ Test Results Update: You Need Training

Back in early January, we posted a OnePager IQ Test. The results have made it clear that our users could use some training.

Click this link to take the test.

To date:

  • 116 users have taken the test.
  • The average score is 49
  • The high score is 90 (1 person)
  • The low score is 20 (1 person)
  • The average time to take the quiz was 9 minutes 30 seconds (we didn’t count the two who took over an hour)

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