Andy, a member of the Tableau Zen Master Hall of Fame, started using Tableau in 2007 when he was desperate for help to quickly create dashboards using SSAS cubes. Since then, it’s been Andy’s personal mission to help as many people as possible “see and understand” their data with Tableau, which is the focus of his role as Head Coach at The Information Lab’s Data School. Data is knowledge, but Andy believes that seeing data is insight.

In August 2009 he launched, which provides examples of data visualization best practices, methods for improving existing work, and tips and tricks with Tableau Software. He writes two weekly series: Makeover Monday and Tableau Tip Tuesday. Andy also founded the weekly Tableau Community project  Workout Wednesday. He also writes on along with Coach Carl, a site created to highlight data visualisation best practices.

Dashboard Week: Day 5 – POWERLIFTING

Dashboard week has sadly come to an end. For our last task, we looked at the history of powerlifting. Here‘s the full brief for the task. We had limited time today (only 3 and a half hours) but luckily no data prep was necessary. Here’s the link to my final...

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My End-to-End Process for Approaching a Dashboard Design

Last week I ran a teaching session with DS13 where I took them through my process for: Approaching an unfamiliar data setChoosing the most effective chartsUnderstanding how to leverage layout containersPutting together the final dashboard Last July, I demoed my...

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Dashboard Week Day 2: The Avengers

From what my kids tell me, tonight is supposed to be an epic night. Avengers Endgame is released at midnight to theatres all around the world. They don't have tickets for the midnight showing (you know, school and all the next day), so they'll be doing their best to...

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Dashboard Week Day 1: Spend over £25,000 at NHS Trusts

Dashboard week is upon DS13. The basic idea is that the team is given a data source, they prep the data, create a visualization, and write a blog post. The blogging is going to be a struggle for some of them, but oh well, they’ll have to get over it. Here are the...

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Dashboard Week Day 4: United States Drought Monitor

With Power BI day behind them, we move onto day 4 in which the team will be analyzing drought conditions in America. Requirements: They must use the REST API to download the Comprehensive Statistics.They are more than welcome to supplement it with additional data....

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