TableauTips: Multilingual Dashboards

March 2016 is #tableautipsmonth I’ve started it by sharing tip#1 and this is going to be the second one so far. Creating Multilingual Dashboards Tableau’s mission is to help everyone see and understand their data. Keeping that premise in mind I thought I’d share what I have done in the past to make a dashboard Read more about TableauTips: Multilingual Dashboards[…]

TableauTips: Mapping using Quantiles

Tableau Public has made March 2016 #TableauTipsMonth and I hope to contribute with a few tips I’ve learned and use often. Here’s the 1st one: Mapping using Quantiles We can colour maps easily in Tableau, but I’m not quite sure what the algorithm behind the gradient is, and often I am asked to produce maps Read more about TableauTips: Mapping using Quantiles[…]

Makeover Monday: Fairground Accidents

Hats off to Mr Cotgreave, letting everyone do a Makeover Monday of something you did 6 years ago is rather brave. The first thing I noticed with Andy’s original viz was the lack of context, there is no context or insight something I see in all of Andy’s visualizations now. That just goes to show Read more about Makeover Monday: Fairground Accidents[…]

Tableau Desktop Qualification

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while. At the end of the last year I sat (and passed) the Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate exam. Before I sat the exam I looked around for tips on studying and preparing for it, I found a couple things but not much so I thought I’d Read more about Tableau Desktop Qualification[…]

#MakeoverMonday: Football’s Wage Gap

This week Makeover Monday took a bit more than usual. As soon as I saw it I thought of Bora’s post some time ago talking about custom shapes. Custom Shapes & Polygons by Boran Beran However as the data is aggregated already I would have to use custom SQL or some other method that would Read more about #MakeoverMonday: Football’s Wage Gap[…]

#MakeoverMonday: Bandwidth

Makeover Monday, turned into Makeover Sunday night. Business Insider are such a prolific bunch, they keep coming up with good content for Makeover Monday. There wasn’t a lot in this one apart from an odd “other”. I’m fine with the use of other when it represents a small part of the whole, but in this Read more about #MakeoverMonday: Bandwidth[…]

Learning Kanji with Tableau

I love Japan, the Japanese culture, history and language! For the past 4 years I studied Japanese & Spanish at Birkbeck, University of London and graduated last November, something that I’m incredibly proud of. Though since my last classes in July 15 I haven’t really studied much, not uncommon amongst students and probably the result Read more about Learning Kanji with Tableau[…]

#makeovermonday: Video games

Another week another #makeovermonday, this time an horrible infographic from Forbes, confusing as well. See for yourself: There has been some discussion about the data on twitter and Andy Cotgreave has written a blog post about it. Andy talks about this week’s data I spent some time during lunch time, playing with gantt charts and indexing, Read more about #makeovermonday: Video games[…]

#Makeovermonday: Police Violence

This week’s subject was a tough one, no matter how you look at it each data point a victim, a family destroyed and often repercussions in the community. I refuse to believe that the kids joining the police academy want to kill people or hurt someone. But somewhere in the middle something goes incredibly wrong Read more about #Makeovermonday: Police Violence[…]

Community & so much more…

This was a good week and I thought I’d tell you why I’m so proud of finding such an amazing community of Tableau users. I’ve seen a few things happening that I thought were worth sharing and those in the Tableau community know that these types of things happen fairly often, but they are definitely Read more about Community & so much more…[…]

#Makeovermonday: Travel Agents

Another week another #makeovermonday, inspired by Chris Love latest blog post on simplicity I thought it would be good to keep it simple as well. Have you thought about the reason why nowadays there are so many specialized travel agents? For instance if you want to go to Japan, you probably won’t use the same Read more about #Makeovermonday: Travel Agents[…]

Tip: “My filter is not available.”

Today I learned something new. While swapping connections across sites one of my filters stopped working. When looking into it on the worksheet I couldn’t figure out why, and when showing the filter Tableau was telling me that the filter wasn’t available. This was because Enable Auto Update for filter as disabled. I switched it Read more about Tip: “My filter is not available.”[…]

Makeover Monday: Technology

For me Makeover Monday will always be – “do it Sunday evening because you don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of doing it on Monday” kind of thing. As such here’s my interpretation of this week’s Makeover Monday: The original article was from UK Business Insider and I could start picking it apart on what’s Read more about Makeover Monday: Technology[…]

Makeover Monday: Steph Curry

There are so many initiatives in the Tableau community at the moment that’s hard to decide which ones to take part. This week I took part on #makeovermonday. This initiative is being spearheaded by Andy Kriebel and Andy Cotgreave and the goal is “how we each quickly take a foreign data set and turn it into Read more about Makeover Monday: Steph Curry[…]

Visualizing indices

From Wikipedia – “Numbeo is a crowd-sourced global database of reported consumer prices, perceived crime rates, quality of health care, other statistics.” Last week released 2016’s indices and I have over the years spent more hours on that site than I care to admit. Mainly when daydreaming about other cities where to live, being an Read more about Visualizing indices[…]

DATA CHAIN – December Challenge

I’ve joined a group of data visualisation enthusiasts who each month send postcards around the world. Have a read here data-chain. Well that was hard!!!! When I decided to join data-chain one thing I wanted to do was to improve my drawing, and boy I just realised how long that road is. For December chain data, we were Read more about DATA CHAIN – December Challenge[…]

TalkingViz: Language matters! Bilingual analysis of early school leaving in EU.

This my second post in a series that looks at my Tableau Public visualizations so far. As you know, I love Tableau and what we the users can achieve in mere minutes, at the same time I like learning new languages. So I was pretty pleased with the announcement that Tableau Communities was going to Read more about TalkingViz: Language matters! Bilingual analysis of early school leaving in EU.[…]

Talking viz: “NYC Guide”

In the next few entries I want to talk about the various visualizations I’ve done in my free time, the choices behind it and how they differ from each other. New York City guide was my first viz to earn a “viz of the day”, August was meant to be a weird and wonderful month for Read more about Talking viz: “NYC Guide”[…]

Data? But I don’t have any data!

Shortly after publishing “the first one” I started to think about the experience of downloading Tableau and what to do next. I thought, watching the videos is cool and experimenting with the Superstore dataset is also good, but it can get old pretty fast as well. That’s why I thought my second post should be Read more about Data? But I don’t have any data![…]

The first one…

The first one… This post is the result of a conversation I had with my colleague David Sealey at work after I read one of his posts on linkedin. The first anything is always daunting, the first kiss, the first child, the first page of an author’s new book, you get the idea. David’s point Read more about The first one…[…]