Discovery Dashboard

Workout Wednesday – Archive

In pursuit of digging deeper into the world of data visualization I follow a simple self devised philosophy – Proficiency on any tool is a result of one’s technical know-how coupled with hands on experience with the tool.

To that end I’ve started following Workout Wednesday. Just like Makeover Monday this is yet another platform to squeeze out Tableau functionalities that facilitate a sophisticated and comprehensive solution to modern day data centric business problems.

In contrast to Makeover Monday – this exercise tests your experience with tableau instead of focussing on the visual cues. I have been following Tableau Zen Masters to pick pointers that help me solve these weekly vizzes. To get my hands dirty I began with visualizations from Workout Wednesday archives.

Lets get to the visualization. Requirements:

  • Dashboard size: 1100 x 900; 4 sheets tiled
  • Create a scatterplot of Sales vs. Profit with Segment on color
  • Create BAN of total marks, total sales, total profit
    • Include supporting information (min, max, slicing information)
  • Create controls that allow the user to
    • Change how the data is sliced (scattered)
    • Separate out segments to different rows
    • Separate out years to different columns
    • Add or remove reference lines
  • Match titles of each axis
  • Match tooltips
  • BANs should respond to selection inside of the scatterplot
  • Don’t forget the color legend & line formatting!

The data for this exercise can be downloaded from here.

This has been the toughest Tableau Viz challenge for me so far. This literally was brain wrecking!

Click here to view the visualization on Tableau Public – Recommended

This dashboard focusses on condensing important KPI’s into ‘Discovery Dashboard’ of sorts. It can help end users/clients get an insight into the performance and trend or seasonality of a company’s data.

Onwards to exploring and creating solutions with DATA!


Weekly viz – Alcohol Consumption

#MakeoverMonday Week 26 2019

The Tableau Community provides excellent resources for evangelists to learn, create and inspire enthusiasts. #MakeoverMonday is one such initiative by  Eva Murray and Andy Kriebel. It’s a portal into the plethora of functionalities that Tableau provides and is facilitated via simple datasets.

For this week the dataset chosen was the ‘World Alcohol Consumption’ dataset from Data.World

Original Chart

What’s good?

  • Simple representation via bar charts
  • Legible axis labels
  • Perfectly scaled axes

Here’s my slant –

Click here for interactive version – Tableau Public Profile

Since the dataset is pretty simple – the onus was on the visual appeal, which in my opinion is the essence of Makeover Monday exercises.

I used simple Tableau functionalities – Shapes and text to create a graph (Countries x Liters of alcohol consumption per capita). I filtered it down to the top 10 ranked countries to make it more intuitive.

This was my maiden attempt at a makeover Monday dataset and I plan to post these visualizations every week with a detailed walkthrough as the visualization get equipped with complex functionalities.

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