How to use Set Actions to compare period over period changes

Tableau Ambassador, former #IronViz champion and an all-around good guy, Curtis Harris is back with a fun #SetAction themed #WorkoutWednesday challenge for week 47. Let's take a look and here are the requirements: Nice and simple. Should be fairly straightforward. Whenever I go about these challenges I like to build out the skeleton first. Then... Continue Reading →

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How to color between two lines in Tableau

This week for #MakeoverMonday, Andy gave us some Census data to play with and this infographic to make over What works well Good title and subtitle Nice appealing colors Line colors are Labeled clearly I like the point values on the ends only What could be improved I'm not loving the bottom side-by-side chart. I... Continue Reading →

Product Hierarchies

Week 6 of #WorkoutWednesday has us taking a looking at a dot plot across a product hierarchy. Here's our challenge Requirements The dashboard size is 600px by 800px You must use Category and Sub-Category in your product hierarchy. Right-align each member in the hierarchy. Sort each level in the hierarchy descending by sum of sales.... Continue Reading →

The MLB Racial Gap

February is going to be a busy month for the blog. Tableau is teaming up with other organizations and communities to help #VisualizeDiversity in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth. Week 1 - #MakeoverMonday Week 2 - Storytelling with Data Week 3 - #VizforSocialGood Week 4 - #DataforDemocracy So this first week we're looking at a visual from┬áthe... Continue Reading →

Distracted Drivers

This year, acclaimed author of "Storytelling with Data", Cole Knaflic is challenging her followers to a specific data visualization challenge each month. January's challenge is using annotations on a line chart to tell a story. I chose to focus on fatal traffic incidents involving distracted drivers. Read about my thought process and analysis in this post.

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