Charts on Screens – We Need Your Help

By |2021-11-29T20:03:20+00:00October 6th, 2021|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Sports and Entertainment|

Data Viz and Star Trek I chatted recently with Andy Cotgreave about the original Star Trek series and how impressed I was with Dr. McCoy’s sickbay monitor. I think this is an AMAZING KPI monitoring dashboard and a lot of organizations could benefit from something like this. (Hey, Nick Desbarats… this is similar to your [...]

More thoughts on showing Margin of Error in survey data with Tableau

By |2021-11-18T14:07:27+00:00November 17th, 2021|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Visualizing Survey Data|

A big “thank you” to Daniel Zvinca, Chris Lay, Anna Foard, Jeffrey Shaffer, and Joe Cohen for their feedback and encouragement. Overview I published a blog post earlier this year on how I recommend showing results for Likert-scale questions broken down by different demographics. I had become fond of how organizations like Pew Research does [...]

Decluttering by making the first row different from the other rows

By |2021-11-01T17:55:27+00:00October 31st, 2021|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Makeovers|

And some other thoughts on conditional formatting. Overview A few weeks ago my friend, Yamil Medina, asked me to attend a weekly livestream he hosts with his colleague at Data Meaning, Aaron Simmons. The livestream is called 3@3: A Mystery Chart Show and I enjoyed it so much I decide to hangout the following week. [...]

Understanding Index Charts and Log Scales

By |2021-10-21T10:48:56+00:00October 21st, 2021|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Health and Social Issues|

Understanding Index Charts and Log Scales https://youtu.be/Kzee9HyX6bU Index Charts are a great way to compare events that don't happen at the same time; for example, how are sales this quarter vs. last quarter, vs. a year ago this quarter? There are lots of business cases for this type of chart. What about log scales? [...]

How to visualize Likert scale data broken down by different demographics

By |2021-09-06T16:58:48+00:00September 1st, 2021|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Visualizing Survey Data|

Overview September 6, 2021 update: A big thanks to Chris Lay and Daniel Zvinca who chimed in on a variety of issues, the most important of which is that the margin of error is very large with a low response count. I've added an option to hide marks where the number of responses is fewer [...]

How to visualize Likert scale data in Tableau

By |2021-08-16T16:42:45+00:00August 16th, 2021|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Visualizing Survey Data|

Note: A big thank you to Daniel Zvinca who wrote a wonderful article advocating the “inside-out” approach that I recommend here. Overview My preferred way to visualize Likert-scale data in Tableau is a little cumbersome to create and I suspect some audiences won’t find it intuitive. But it’s worth taking the effort to build, and [...]

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