July Viz Roundup

By Ross Perez July 16, 2014
One of the things we like the most about our customers is that they share a key passion of ours: telling stories with data. This passion is also shared by the thousands of Tableau Public authors that publish data stories to the web every day. The best place to see these stories is to subscribe to Viz of the Day; today we’ve taken a selection of the best data stories over the past several months to share with you.

Uber Laws by State

As car service apps like Uber and Lyft have gained popularity, so has the backlash against them from traditional taxi companies and municipalities eager for tax revenue. This visualization by NBC Chicago breaks down the legal environment by state for car sharing services.

Join the Movement

This visualization from Emily Kund shows how the prevalence, demographics and treatments of Multiple Sclerosis changed from 2008 to 2013. Take a look, and join the movement!

Highest Value MBA’s

Everyone who goes to business school learns the importance of return on investment. But, for those who want to start studying early, The Economist has created this interactive viz which shows the ROI for business schools themselves. Read up before you apply, the results may surprise you.

Airplane Crash Data

The disappearance and crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has understandably raised renewed concerns about air safety. David Murphy’s visualization is a timely review of the history of air safety, and clearly shows that, despite the tragedy of 370, air travel is becoming significantly safer with every year that passes.

Ballcode: The 2013-2014 NBA Season

Small multiples are a fantastic way to tell complex stories in an elegant way. This beautiful and innovative visualization by Peter Gilks shows every single win and loss in the NBA season from 2013 to 2014. Individual teams and streaks can easily be viewed, yet the image of the season as a whole is also clear. The original viz is too large to post here but click through to see the interactive view.

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Submitted by MARGARET C. on

I am building a 'live' Tableau dashboard to inform on patient level of need to support patient flow and take pressure off the front door.

Anyone any creative ideas for setting out changing information in a way to inform non-analyst operational staff?

Submitted by Curtis Looney (not verified) on


I would love to spend some time helping you come up with a meaningful visualization. I have been working with Tableau for quite some time now and I love coming up with creative ways of looking at data.