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Design

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Tableau blogs with a focus on design

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Great Cole Nussbaumer series on design:
http://www.storytellingwithdata.com/2013/12/horizontal-logic.html

Tableau Visual Guidebook (from 2010):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/131x4pddft1qi58/Tableau%20Visual%20Guidebook.pdf

Nice book list
http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2012/01/10-books-to-help-you-think-create-communicate-better-in-2012.html

Infographics and Ideas

http://dailytekk.com/2012/02/27/over-100-incredible-infographic-tools-and-resources/


Typography tweaks - Added March 8, 2015

From Richard Rouse @bibleviz
https://www.interworks.com/blogs/rrouse/2015/03/05/my-favorite-tableau-typography-tweaks



Creating custom color palettes from images (and other references) - Added January 14, 2015

http://community.tableausoftware.com/docs/DOC-5867?et=watches.email.document_comment#comment-11481



decision trees, Sankeys, flow diagrams - Added January 13, 2015

By Olivier Catherin, drawing on Jeffrey Shaffer's work
http://community.tableausoftware.com/thread/154623



testing Tableau for Mobile on a non-mobile browser - Added January 13, 2015

http://community.tableausoftware.com/docs/DOC-5346?et=watches.email.document



Sunlight Foundation data viz style guide - Added December 20, 2014

Very complete, fantastic ideas here on how to have an enterprise style guide. http://design.sunlightlabs.com/projects/Sunlight-StyleGuide-DataViz.pdf



Ben Jones @DataRemixed on Clarity vs. Aesthetics - Added December 7, 2014

Nice series of posts: http://dataremixed.com/tag/aesthetics/



History & timeline of data viz innovations - Added December 7, 2014

http://datavis.ca/milestones/



Bret Victor - Inventing on Principle - Added December 7, 2014

Fantastic presentation on thinking about design and usability:

http://vimeo.com/36579366



I Want Hue - color palette tool - Added October 6, 2014

http://tools.medialab.sciences-po.fr/iwanthue/



Fantastic thread on color & luminance - Added October 5, 2014

Especially check out Shawn Wallwork’s comments:
http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/292973#292973


Related posts:

  • Tableau Brain Teaser - Coloring the Boxes in Box-and-Whisker Plots
  • Formatting Time Durations in Tableauclock image from http://images.cdn.fotopedia.com/flickr-4750765479-original.jpg
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Lollipops for Healthcare Quality Improvement
  • KPIs and Floating Dashboards
  • Older But Still Useful - Conditional Formatting
  • Formatting Geekery - Special Values in a Text Table
  • Design Notes on the Health Coverage VizThe total population of all the red states is equal to the number of people without health coverage in the US.
  • Conditional Formatting

    Conditional Formatting Equivalents

    The most complete post on conditional formatting in Tableau is this one: http://drawingwithnumbers.artisart.org/older-but-still-useful-conditional-formatting/, which describes the multiple axis crosstab here: http://public.tableausoftware.com/views/conditionalformattingv4/Introduction. Other than the Formatting Numbers section, most everything else is covered in that post & workbook.

    Building a Measure Names/Values Table – Have only One Measure on Measure Values Card

    Put Measure Names on the Filters Shelf first and keep only the desired Measured Value(s), possible to have just one Measure Value this way and still have a header. http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/214871#214871

    Formatting Numbers

    http://www.clearlyandsimply.com/clearly_and_simply/2011/04/tableau-quick-tip-2-custom-number-formats.html#more

    http://community.tableausoftware.com/thread/118621

    Creating custom color palettes
    http://kb.tableausoftware.com/articles/knowledgebase/creating-custom-color-palettes

    highlighting specific rows: Rapid Graphs by Stephen McDaniel and Eileen McDaniel, http://www.freakalytics.com

    aligning shapes for marks: mark_align.twbx file by Joe Mako in http://community.tableausoftware.com/thread/113351

    setting up custom highlight table: margin_zone.twbx file by Joe Mako in http://community.tableausoftware.com/thread/110007

    http://www.tableausoftware.com/support/forum/topic/conditional-formatting-columns-cross-tabs-conditional-appearance-marks-0
    http://www.tableausoftware.com/support/forum/topic/conditional-formatting
    http://www.tableausoftware.com/support/forum/topic/conditional-background-formatting
    http://www.tableausoftware.com/support/forum/topic/conditional-formatting-columns-cross-tabs-conditional-appearance-marks
    http://www.tableausoftware.com/support/forum/topic/conditional-formating-measures
    http://www.tableausoftware.com/support/forum/topic/how-can-i-do-these-things
    http://www.tableausoftware.com/support/forum/topic/shape-alignment#comment-39152

    Make an “empty” header:
    http://www.tableausoftware.com/support/forum/topic/output-particular-format-column#comment-43090

    Force Tableau to show text headers in a row and not hide them in cross-tab display:
    http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/172574#172574

    Removing last column (Abc column)

    http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/174253#174253
    http://kb.tableausoftware.com/articles/knowledgebase/removing-abc-placeholders

    Crosstabs and Text Tables

    Putting more columns than the default 6 on tables – from the menu bar, select Table->Options and increase the number of columns


    Table that shows MIN MAX and AVG for several measures - Added January 14, 2015

    Nice discussion on text tables and profiling multiple measures: http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/319156#319156



    Python tool for working with CSV - Added October 6, 2014

    https://github.com/onyxfish/csvkit



    Can use Custom SQL to reference specific cells in Excel - Added October 6, 2014

    Tip from Dan Cory: Can use select * from [Sheet1$A2:G10] in Custom SQL for Excel sources.


    Related posts:

  • Tableau Brain Teaser - Coloring the Boxes in Box-and-Whisker Plots
  • Formatting Time Durations in Tableauclock image from http://images.cdn.fotopedia.com/flickr-4750765479-original.jpg
  • Design
  • Preparing Data
  • KPIs and Floating Dashboards
  • Measure Names on the Color Shelf: Tableau v8 Enhancements
  • Bars and LinesStacked Bars and Lines
  • Older But Still Useful - Conditional Formatting
  • Unexpected Results: Rounding
  • Formatting Geekery - Special Values in a Text Table