Gauge Charts – YOY Growth vs Target

Gauge Charts – YOY Growth vs Target

This gauge chart methodology is based on the excellent tutorial by Adam McCann. http://duelingdata.blogspot.com/2017/09/how-to-gauge-chart-in-tableau-updated.html It has been modified to display Year over Year Growth instead of sales, and calculations have been simplified. You can download the workbook here. https://public.tableau.com/profile/g.hopper#!/vizhome/YOYGauge-PercentGrowth/YOYGaugeChart   Setting Reference Points This chart is essentially a background image and a single line, anchored … Continue reading Gauge Charts – YOY Growth vs Target

Makeover Monday – Pesticides, Overlapping Categories, and other terrible things

It's Monday, so it's time to learn about Amazon Quicksight through #MakeoverMonday. Here is this week's starting point & data set. The categories here are a bit unusual - the first row is all pesticides used in the US. The second row is the share of that total Banned in the EU, and each following … Continue reading Makeover Monday – Pesticides, Overlapping Categories, and other terrible things

Makeover Monday – Sports Adventures with Amazon Quicksight

Makeover Monday – Sports Adventures with Amazon Quicksight

This is what I managed to create with this week's Makeover Monday dataset in one hour using Quicksight. Let's dig into the obstacles and successes. Obstacle One: Quicksight doesn't reshape data. Like many samples, this week's data had a column for each year. To make a nice time series chart, like the original, you need … Continue reading Makeover Monday – Sports Adventures with Amazon Quicksight

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

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