Category Archives: Data visualization

Tableau Infographic dashboard – it’s not the tool which makes a dashboard cool

Ever since Josh Tapley published the infographic style dashboard, I have been working to reproduce this design in various tools. I used SAP webi and crystal reports to create similar versions in the past and recently produced another version in … Continue reading

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Custom tabbed navigation in tableau

This example illustrates how a combination of images used as tableau shapes, with some careful positioning and action filters, can be used to create custom navigation effects that will feel natural and intuitive to most users. Here is a description … Continue reading

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Tableau recalls dashboard using Extract API

In this recalls dashboard, I used custom shapes/symbols to represent each hazard and reflected the number of recalls through the size of the symbols. I also used the manufacturing country to create a map of the recalls, were the size … Continue reading

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Embedding Tableau Dashboards

I delivered a webcast about embedding tableau dashboard in external facing apps, and embedded BI in general. You can view the webcast recording at the following address, or checkout the slides that accompanied the webcast here.

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Embedded Tableau Oscars Dashboard

A few months ago I published my Oscars dashboard (http://bihappyblog.com/2014/03/10/oscars-dashboard/). Recently, I decided to produce a new version of it, leveraging Tableau, and extending it with some additional features possible with some html5 integration. Embedding Tableau in an external web … Continue reading

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Tableau connected Medicare enrollment dashboard

Our medicare enrollment database continues to grow and now contains over 9M enrollment records from across the country. I began collecting this information almost two years ago with my colleague Josh Tapley, and we used it to produce our medicare … Continue reading

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Oscars dashboard

  I LOVE movies. I am fascinated by the craft of creating movies. It’s a field that combines technology and imagination in very unique ways and where science and art interact to create an amazing product (well, not always, but … Continue reading

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Signal and Noise inspired dashboard

Reading Nate Silvers’ “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t” (amazon link to book) inspired me to create this dashboard to articulate the idea of searching for signal and meaningful insights in the noise … Continue reading

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How to add animation in SAP Dashboard (Xcelsius) on Mobile

One of SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) most attractive features is animation. The way components animate in the desktop version of compiled dashboard and the ability to animate various visualizations and include animated files is key to the “sleekness” associated with so … Continue reading

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H+ Chronological Timeline Chart

The google visualization API latest release this August, added a new timeline chart to the impressive and robust html5 charts already available in this free API. This chart type allows the creation of timeline charts with ease. It can be … Continue reading

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