Data Theatre: Why the Digital Dashboards of Dominic Cummings may not help with COVID (Martin Robbins)

Martin Robbins: Data Theatre: Why the Digital Dashboards of Dominic Cummings may not help with COVID. “The tech industry is an increasingly metrics- and data-obsessed culture. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing: product managers who expose themselves to user research studies and engagement analytics will tend to make smarter decisions, on average, then those who ignore them. The problem, as with any technique or approach, is when data becomes the end rather than the means; when teams and managers start to develop cargo-cult attitudes toward it.”