Erica Hughes

Erica Hughes

Erica Hughes

Erica graduated from Durham University with a Maths degree but left looking for a career that offered more variety. She was looking to be able to apply the analytical and problem-solving skills she had gained but combine these with something more sociable and creative. Data visualization and consulting seemed like the perfect fit. In her application to The Data School, she was drawn in immediately by Tableau’s ability to make data accessible to both the user and the audience.

Outside of work, Erica enjoys any and all water sports and loves learning new languages.

Outer and Inner Padding in Tableau Dashboards

When you start creating dashboards in Tableau, you may find yourself experimenting with the different options in the 'Layout' tab. Padding is a great way to create space between different elements in your dashboard. It can make your dashboard look less cluttered and...

Pareto Analysis Curve with reference lines

Pareto Analysis is used in business to compare the impact of one variable on another variable. It is based on the 80/20 rule – often businesses will find that 80% of an output variable comes from 20% of an input variable. In a positive sense, a company might be able...

How to get States to appear on your map

When I first downloaded Tableau, I started double-clicking around the page to try to figure out what was what. I was drawn to it immediately, but later I realised how limited I would be without some extra help from blog posts and videos. Even then though, there was...

Week 1 Round-up

Week 1 Round-up

The first week of DS20 may have been delayed, may have started remotely but it was hands-on from day one. Find out what we got up to and some of what I learned along the way.