Dashboards! Dashboards! Dashboards! These posts either demonstrate techniques for building dashboards or demonstrate dashboards.
Tableau’s new data prep tool, Maestro, is now in public beta, and I’m loving it! While the first beta doesn’t necessarily include all the features that might soon make it to a production release, what blows me away is the overall paradigm. It brings the intuitiveness and transparency that Tableau brought to visual analytics and […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
I recently competed in the Tableau Iron Viz where Tristian Guillevin, Jacob Olsufka and I raced to build a dashboard in 20 minutes! One of the most incredible things about Tableau is how versatile it is as a tool. You can spend hours to build a stunning Tableau dashboard or just a few minutes to […]Continue Reading... 10 Comments.
Ah, games and Tableau – two of my favorite things together! And it isn’t all just about fun and games, it’s about learning and pushing the limits to see what Tableau can do and how to best use the features and capabilities of Tableau to turn an idea into something that works! I’ll have a few blog posts […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Wow! I’m still stunned to have won the first IronViz feeder contest for 2017! And excited! And humbled. And honored. Wow! Thank you to everyone who has had kind words of encouragement! You can read some broad description of my entry here: The Changing Shape of History: From the Colonies to the United States. In […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I previously shared the fun I had with Tableau 10.2’s ability to connect to spatial files. In that case, I used historic shape files from the Newberry Library’ repository of historical county boundaries files. When I saw that the first Iron Viz feeder contest would feature spatial file visualization, I knew I already had an interesting data […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
The Tableau technique shown here is to use an action to update an entire dashboard, including the filter selection and the view which triggered the action. The trick doesn’t have to be used to navigate hierarchies or hierarchical data, but it happens to work very nicely for that purpose. Let’s say you have a Tableau […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tableau 10.2 is almost here! And it’s time to celebrate! One thing I’ve always wanted to do in Tableau is create interactive historical maps that changed based on the selected time-frame. We are fairly familiar with the shape of things now – countries, states, counties – but how did things look in the past? What […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Fun with spatial files in Tableau 10.2
I grew up watching Bob Ross and as I watched him mix colors and beat brushes, I knew that I could be an artist. He had such an optimism, excitement, and passion. And he knew that he could inspire others to have the same. Now, most often, my paint is data and my canvas and brush […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Finding the Data Story Who doesn’t love politics? The latest in the round of IronViz feeders from Tableau features this as the theme. I’ll admit, it was hard for me to be enthusiastic about politics at first, but after a scavenger hunt for political data, I came across something that had me excited to tell […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Having never previously entered into the Tableau #IronViz feeder contests, I was eager to participate this year. The category of the first contest: Food! That’s a broad topic and the rules indicated that any data set was allowed as long as it was “tangentially related” to food. (By the way, if you like my viz, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.