Simple Synchronized Scrolling in Tableau

By |2020-02-17T02:16:16+00:00January 14th, 2020|Business Visualizations, General Discussions|

January 14, 2020 Overview Going back to 2013 I’ve had a “wish list” that Tableau has either addressed (navigation buttons, collapsible / expandable containers) or is about to address (dynamic parameters and server-side animation). One feature request that still remains unmet is being able to change the width of individual columns on a worksheet. [...]

Give. Yourself. A Break.

By |2020-02-17T02:16:56+00:00January 6th, 2020|Business Visualizations, General Discussions|

December 31, 2019 So many tools, technologies, and initiatives Are you trying to learn and / or keep up with any of these tools, technologies, initiatives, and features? TableauPowerBIQlikMicrostrategyLooker, FlourishD3AlteryxTableau PrepTableau ServerKnimeRSPSSMapboxPythonAIMachine LearningSQL ServerPostgresJSONData Visualization SocietyMakeover MondayWorkout WednesdaySWD ChallengeIronQuestIronVizSports Viz Sundayset actionsviz animationsparameter actionsdynamic parametersspatial functionsetc. Just keeping up with one of these can [...]

DON’T center, right-align, or justify text on a dashboard

By |2020-02-15T20:56:49+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Makeovers|

Or at least have a very good reason for doing so. Note: My observations are for dashboards in languages where one reads from left to right. If you create dashboards in Aramaic, Arabic, Hebrew, Urdu, etc., just reverse everything. IMPORTANT: Since posting I've received lots of feedback on this. I want to clarify that [...]

10 Fascinating Findings from the Data Visualization Society 2019 Community Survey

By |2020-09-14T14:06:14+00:00September 29th, 2019|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Visualizing Survey Data|

September 29, 2019 Overview 1,359 people participated in the 2019 The Annual Data Visualization Community Survey conducted by The Data Visualization Society (DVS). The survey covers professional data visualization details like salary and hourly compensation, tool use, location, demographic data, audiences, organizational structure, and more. I think this is an ambitious, bordering on heroic, [...]

What’s wrong with Iron Viz, and how to fix it

By |2020-02-15T21:14:13+00:00March 14th, 2019|Business Visualizations, General Discussions|

March 14, 2019 Overview Since 2011 a highlight of Tableau’s annual conference is “Iron Viz,” a data visualization competition loosely based on “Iron Chef.” The premise of the Tableau contest is that three contestants who have won feeder competitions have 20 minutes to build a fully functional, interactive dashboard from scratch, with each contestant [...]

More about Population Pyramids (and why this community is amazing)

By |2020-02-15T21:23:37+00:00February 6th, 2019|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Makeovers|

February 6, 2019 My earlier post on why I don’t like Population Pyramids generated a lot of communication on twitter and this communication lead to what I think is an elegant and analytically solid offering from Chris Love.  His contribution was in the result of iterating and collaborating with several people, including Dorian Banutoiu [...]