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Data Visualization Blog

March 16, 2017

It's not that donuts inherently communicate information faster and more clearly, but they force an analyst to be more simplistic with what the chart communicates. Historically, analysts would put an endless number of slices into a pie chart because they could. If y...

February 17, 2017

Donut charts in Tableau. Here's the short of it: You're going to make two pie charts...then make one bigger than the other. It's as simple as that.

January 19, 2017

How many times should you review your dashboard with the stakeholders? The answer is three. But what if? No, the answer is always three.

When you're creating a dashboard or report for an audience they should see it and have a chance to ask questions and change things (a...

January 13, 2017

This is the kitchen sink approach and it's not because the end user hates design. It's because they're scared that there's a question they might miss and if they miss it now they'll never be able to ask it again. This fear is another reason why comp...

December 1, 2016

Prior to the 2016 Tableau Conference I thought it would be fun to collect Twitter data around the conference hashtag, #Data16, in order to visualize the amount and type of social engagement that the conference would create. You can see these dashboards here (#Data16) a...

November 29, 2016

When you start a dashboarding project do you start with what you have or what you want? The way you first approach your end user will have ripple effects throug

November 14, 2016

Take a look at the summary data behind all of the #Data16 tweets from the 2016 Tableau Conference.

November 3, 2016

Let's kickoff this new Tableau Conference the right way and let you fellow attendees know the best sessions to attend, the right hotel for after hours, or how much fun you're having. Then check here to see what everyone is talking about!

Use the viz below to see what to...

November 1, 2016

Welcome and thanks for stopping by my new blog! I'm excited to roll this out and have the chance to share some of my knowledge and experience with the data visualization community.

You might be wondering what you'll be able to find here or why this blog will be differen...

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An avid Sounders and Arsenal fan, runner, and musician. I spend my days as a data nut, Tableau expert, and photography enthusiast.

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