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....

(LOD) Express(ion) Yourself!

This week was the beginning of the “Intermediate Tableau” section of our training. On Monday we learned all about servers from Andrew (@AndrewPick_TIL). Tuesday and Wednesday were spent with Andy (@VizWizBI) and Gwilym (@GwilymLockwood) going through table...

House Prices, Petitions and Gelato

Week 3 at The Data School was the busiest yet! Since my last blog we had presentations at the end of week 2. We each selected a dataset which we then made into a complete visualisation by Friday lunchtime. I selected UK House Prices and restricted my dataset to focus...

Getting Arty and Makeover Monday

This week we’re focusing on Visual Analytics and how best to aesthetically¬†convey information. We had a class with Infographics Designer Caroline Beavon (go find her on Twitter and Instagram @carolinebeavon) who gave us a really interesting presentation which...