This post steps through how to create Edward Tufte's dot-dash-plot in Tableau, increasing the data-ink ratio of a standard scatter plot and revealing more insights.
This post walks through the process and Pages History settings to use for creating animated line charts in Tableau
This post walks through a method to quickly add lines over bars to show segments, which could be used at specific values or percentages.
Help overlay screens can help orient your dashboard consumers; providing context, instructions and the intended flow of analysis. This post shows you how you can create multi-step help overlay screens using background images.
This blog post explores using Tableau’s new Map Layers feature to create custom User Interface elements such as popup charts, viz in tooltips and custom URL links.
This post and associated workbook describe five methods of adding images to your Tableau visualisations including shapes, viz-in-tooltips, web objects, background images and image objects.
If you have latitude and longitude fields in your data, you can create tooltip URL actions to open Google Maps in a browser at the exact location of those fields for any row in your data. This blog walks through how to create these links.
This post explores different parameter configurations and the resulting user interface elements that are available for each, then shows how a parameter can be used to swap the visible chart on a dashboard.
In this guest blog post Tamás Varga explains how you can create charts within a hexmap; a technique he used for a recent #MakeoverModay visualisation. Tamás also shares some of his design process and sources of inspiration.
This post explores an approach for implementing hierarchical selections in Tableau which can be used for filtering and highlighting.
The PREVIOUS_VALUE table calculation can be used to make custom versions of running sum calculations and generate comma separated lists of items. This blog gives an overview with these and other examples.
What is a mark ID? How are they created and how to they impact animation in Tableau? How do you create custom animations? This post aims to answer these questions and provide an understanding of the core concepts of animation in Tableau.
Chord diagrams show, in a circular form, the inter-relationships between entities in a matrix. This post describes a method for creating a chord diagram using Tableau Prep and Desktop templates.
This post walks through how to create a drill-down table in Tableau so you can see different levels of granularity at the same time as well as how to create a custom button to go back to the default view.
This blog post walks through some of the design and UX choices in making this visualisation about how different areas of the UK have responded to lockdown.
This blog posts steps through how to create a two-colour area chart, with a different colour for positive and negative values.
This post walks through how to create a selection panel using parameter actions, storing all selected items in the same parameter and giving feedback when the max number of items have been selected.