Reveal marks with a click to drive the story

You can introduce marks within a single chart one at a time (or in groups) through the use of a parameter action. And, by adding narrative points to your data, you can create an interactive user experience that drives a chart’s story. Here’s an example of what that looks like: Here’s the demonstration:

“Small-Multiples/Callout” Viz

Overview When each little chart within your small multiples chart (aka trellis, aka tile chart) contains too much detail to be fully absorbed from a distance, it can be helpful to incorporate a “Callout” view into your viz. The Issue Most small multiple charts I’ve seen contain the labels right in each little chart. ThisContinue reading ““Small-Multiples/Callout” Viz”

The Baby Bump Chart

The following post is about the process of creating the viz Top 100 Baby Names 1969-2018. Click to view the interactive viz on Tableau Public! In my first several months of using Tableau, I did so exclusively for work-related projects. Most of it revolved around preparing reports of counts and descriptive statistics, and all entirelyContinue reading “The Baby Bump Chart”

My “first” Tableau Public viz

Below is my “first” Tableau Public viz. Click the picture to go to Tableau Public to interact: For many of you, this is an already-known, super-simple tip. But I share this with you in order to talk through my process of discovery and how I have evolved over time in my use of Tableau. IContinue reading “My “first” Tableau Public viz”