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 vizwiz.com, 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 datavizdoneright.com along with Coach Carl, a site created to highlight data visualisation best practices.
Dashboard week is here for DS16. For their first day, they get to spend time visualizing messy survey data.
We’re often asked by applicants what it takes to get into The Data School. In this post, I show you what it took for those in DS16.
For their last day of dashboard week, DS15 will be visualizing Uber movement data.
For day 5, DS15 will be getting exposure to other BI tools. First they’ll collect the data, then visualize it in a tool other than Tableau.
For dashboard week day 3, DS15 will be practicing KPI dashboards on desktop and mobile.
Day 2 is here and DS15 will have to learn how to parse PDFs, which is no simple task. The data comes from Diamond League, a track and field competition.
Dashboard Week is here for DS15 and for day 1, they need to scrape all of the new men’s and women’s clothing from the ASOS website and analyze it in Tableau.
As DS15 approaches the halfway mark of their training, I wanted to look back at their applications so you can see what it takes to get into The Data School.
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...
For the last day of Dashboard Week, Lily and Nick are challenging both DS14 and DS15 to analyze data about powerlifting.
Candy! Yummy! Give me some Reese’s any time! For day 4 of Dashboard Week, DS14 will be visualizing a candy survey of Americans.
On Monday, DS14 worked with data about aliens. And aliens live in the Solar System. So for day 3, they be using data about the Solar System and visualizing it in PowerBI.
For Dashboard Week day 2, the team will be visualising data about battlefield sites in the U.K.
For Dashboard Week day 1, DS14 will be scraping and visualizing data from the National UFO Reporting Center Online Database.
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...
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...
Now that DS14 is in their fourth week of training, I wanted to look back at their applications so you can see what it takes to get into The Data School.
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...