So, as anyone who has either taken a Tableau class with me or has read my blog posts knows, I go ballistic when I see anyone use a red/green divergent color palette.
So, it’s great to see people using Tableau’s color-blind palette, but we need to get something straight:
Dark Blue == Good, Lots
Dark Orange == Bad, Few
I’m seeing examples where people are applying the colors in reverse, and, well, that’s just wrong (in my not-so-humble opinion). Think about it: when was the last time you saw a danger sign flash in royal blue vs. red or orange?
While I’m on the soap box, I want to sing the praises of the simple highlight table. Consider this:
I love this type of visualization because it’s so easy to see which combinations of sub-product / region are performing well and which are doing poorly. In other words this passes the “can I grok it from the back of the conference room” test.