Michael has always had a keen interest in data and its phenomenal ability to unearth unknown problems and in turn, their solutions. He has always been looking for new innovative ways to tell its story and it wasn’t until he discovered Tableau that his eyes were truly opened to the possibilities surrounding data visualisation. Although Michael’s vast technical knowledge in the insurance industry is a key strength, his ability to adapt to new situations and learn quickly allow him to take on any project.
Being a keen footballer and having moved to Wimbledon for the Data School Michael travels home each Saturday to play for his local side, Hurstpierpoint #ForeveraBlueDog, and has joined a Sunday team here in London. Being in Wimbledon he feels it may be necessary to take up tennis at some point because, when in France…
Here I take a step further from a strip plot as shown in my last Tutorial blog, and show how to build a jitter plot.
Data School is over but this is not the end! It’s not even the beginning of the end! It’s just the end of the beginning and what a great beginning it has been! Here are 5 top tips to help get the most from Data School!
The first in a series of blogs, this blog gives a step by step tutorial on building a Strip Plot.
In this post I give a short overview of Day 3 of Dashboard week and go through Day 4 in more detail. We were given the challenge of building a dashboard on cheese data we scraped from Cheese.com – See how I added to this with cheese jokes!
In this post I describe my second day of dashboard week, the lessons I’ve learned and my thoughts going into day 3!
One day down, 4 to go and dashboard week is off to a slow start. Here I talk about the issues I faced on day one and how I plan to overcome them in the coming days.
In this post I detail how you can place a label on a mark of your choice, without having the restrictions of the label card. Place a label on any number of marks of your choosing with no built in logic or parameters.
In this post I take a look at creating a scale for visualising survey data in a situation where colour and size aren’t an option for highlighting different points.
This week we’ve had the pleasure of learning about Tableau server from the award winning server admin Jonathon McDonald. In this post I explore the basics of command prompt needed to use tabcmd to edit your tableau server.
This week our project is to write a tip per day – Here’s tip 5 select multiple measures and change their aggregations all at once.
This week our project is to write a tip per day – Here’s tip 4. Select a worksheet without triggering an action
This week our project is to write a tip per day – Here’s tip 3. Drag to highlight sheets and check boxes quicker leaving more time to viz!
This week our project is to write a tip per day – Here’s tip 2. Use shapes and actions to navigate between dashboards
This week our project is to write a tip per day – Here’s tip 1. How to use custom images as shapes.
Two days into the Data School and it’s time for my first blog – a run down of what I expected to find at the Data School and how my first impressions compared.