Dashboard Week – Day 2 : Everyone Loves a Pretty Map

My first day of Dashboard Week! Yesterday the rest of DS11 enjoyed vizzing >200M rows of data about snow ploughing while I watched from home (hurray for a coincidental day of annual leave).   The Challenge This morning I was rested and ready to take on the challenges...

How to Approach a Time-Limited Project

At the Data School, we are constantly challenged and pushed with limited time projects. This is to develop our time management capabilities, to teach us to set realistic goals and to give us the confidence and knowledge that we can do it. So, what have I learned? In...

Imposter Syndrome: Feeling like you belong

A reflective log and a message to current and future Data Schoolers…   Have you ever doubted your abilities? Have you felt like you’re not as smart as people think you are? Have you thought your accomplishments are due to luck? Have you been afraid of...

How to Embed Spotify in your Vizzes

For my TIL Christmas Song viz in Figure 1 (see it here!), I embedded a Spotify playlist so you can listen to the music in the viz as you explore. Embedding a Spotify playlist/ track/ album can be great for adding another dimension to your vizzes. For example, they can...

How to Create a Custom Colour Palette

Did you know you can make your own colour palettes for Tableau? This is great for businesses and individuals who want to incorporate branding into your dashboards and to ensure regularity of colour in dashboards across your company.   So, how do you make one? Navigate...