Shading & Backgrounds in Tableau Part 2: Dashboards

Layers You can think of a dashboard in layers. First we have the dashboard itself. Containers, sheets, and other objects sit on top of the dashboard. Containers can hold objects and other containers on top of themselves. You can see the setup of your dashboard in the layout pane of the dashboard. Removing empty or … Continue reading Shading & Backgrounds in Tableau Part 2: Dashboards

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Amazon QuickSight – First Look

Amazon QuickSight – First Look

Signing Up Anyone can create a free AWS account and get a free trial of QuickSight. I created a Standard Edition account, accepted the default settings (no S3 access), entered my credit card info, and had QuickSight running in under 10 minutes. No downloads, no installations. I think Standard Edition is free as long as you … Continue reading Amazon QuickSight – First Look

Learning From the Best: Iron Viz Feeder Champion ‘the amazing letter e’

Learning From the Best: Iron Viz Feeder Champion ‘the amazing letter e’

This is a deconstruction of the amazing letter e by Ludovic Tavernier, winner of the Books & Literature Iron Viz feeder competition. TL:DR Color and capitalization makes fonts pop Consistent use of a small color palette anchors the reader Container padding creates margins Object padding on a text object with a dark background creates horizontal lines … Continue reading Learning From the Best: Iron Viz Feeder Champion ‘the amazing letter e’

Makeover Monday – Nike Factory Workers

Makeover Monday – Nike Factory Workers

This week Makeover Monday uses data that Nike published about their factories and workers. Original It's hard to tell from a screenshot, but the original is highly interactive and engaging. The user can click on countries and then individual locations, and can control filters too. While it's easy to explore, it is hard to compare … Continue reading Makeover Monday – Nike Factory Workers

Shading in Tableau – Quick Reference Guide

Shading in Tableau – Quick Reference Guide

Formatting Tableau workbooks can be super frustrating. Here's a rundown of all the shading options available. The menus can be unintuitive, but once you know what each setting controls, you have a lot more control over your workbook's appearance.   The first three sections are fairly straight forward. Default colors the entire pane, worksheet, or … Continue reading Shading in Tableau – Quick Reference Guide

Makeover Monday – Over/Undertourism

Makeover Monday – Over/Undertourism

This week's #MakeoverMonday challenge looks into countries where tourists greatly outnumber locals, or vise versa. Original:  I like the original, but I think the transition between Mexico, Italy, and Spain from more locals to more tourists is hard to understand at a glance. If the sample was more balanced, it might be easier to quickly understand … Continue reading Makeover Monday – Over/Undertourism

Makeover Monday – Bee Colony Loss

Makeover Monday – Bee Colony Loss

This week's #MakeoverMonday challenge is visualizing bee colony loss in the United States. Original: I like the filled map and color choices, but was curious about trends over time - which can be difficult to see on a map. Because there aren't obvious regional trends, a line chart could be more insightful. Makeover: How-To: First, get … Continue reading Makeover Monday – Bee Colony Loss