Tableau is Fun! Here you’ll find games and fun dashboards – but also some practical lessons mixed in.
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.
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.
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.
Summer has come in Texas! School is out. Tableau 10 beta testing is going full steam ahead and the new features are amazing! So what have I been up to recently? First, prepping to present a new webinar: Tableau 10 Preview! You can participate live June 28th at noon (CDT). You can watch a recording […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
On March 24, at noon CDT, I’ll be presenting a webinar that looks at the fun and serious sides of data visualization. You may have seen some of the games I’ve created in Tableau – so you know I like to have fun! But dashboards and data visualization can have a serious side too – and both the […]Continue Reading... 11 Comments.
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away Wow! Star Wars and Tableau. You can’t get much more geeky than that. So when I saw that Tableau had created a Web Data Connector for Star Wars and encouraged everyone to build a #StarWarsData viz, I knew I would be up all night […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Assignment When I was in junior high, my math teacher, Mrs. White gave the class an amazing assignment. She gave everyone an overhead transparency (remember those?) with three points drawn on it — labeled 1, 2, and 3. They were the corners of an equilateral triangle. Then she gave the following instructions: Draw a […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
You may not think of Tableau as a game engine, but I’ve used it to create interactive games (such as tic-tac-toe, Star Trek, and Choose Your Own Adventure) that push the limits of what is possible while learning some very practical lessons. In my #Data15 presentation: #GamesInTableau, I demonstrated numerous practical tips, tricks, and principles of […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.