Dashboard Week, Day 3: The One Where Everyone Did a Map

Well, well, well, here we are at day 3! After presentations we set about working on the project which would hopefully be better than yesterd- oh wait we have to use Tableau version 8 this time!! Of course! The task was as follows: Go on the Department for Transport...

Dashboard Week, Day 2: Back to the Tableau Stone Age

Dashboard Week day 2!!! We began the morning by showing our work from the previous day to Andy who is currently living it up in Ireland. After he gave us feedback on our explicit vizzes, he briefed us on our next challenge: Get data from The National Oceanic and...

Dashboard Week: Making a Profanity Cloud

Today marked the start of Dashboard Week. Andy called in and gave us our brief- this challenge intended to refresh our API knowledge. The API would be taken from FOAAS.com. For those unacquainted with FOAAS, F*ck Off As A Service provides a “modern, restful,...

Dashboard Formatting Hack: Distribute Evenly

A short blog on a small and often forgotten about dashboard tool! If you ever get random little empty spaces on your dashboard like this:   Or just want more symmetry and even arrangement of your sheets without having to antagonise over each of their exact dimensions:...

Cheating with Number Formats: From Negative to Positive

Got some negative values but need them to be positive? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s a step by step guide of how to get rid of that pesky negative sign using a little number formatting cheat. Let’s introduce the data we want to change....