Delivering Visual Stories through Viz of the Day

By Ross Perez 11 Mayo, 2012

Two years into the Tableau Public experiment, our authors have created thousands upon thousands of amazing interactive visualizations. There are so many, in fact, that we have trouble sharing them all with you. With that in mind, today we are proud to announce Viz of the Day, a once daily feed of beautiful visual stories.

The concept is simple: every day, bloggers, journalists and data enthusiasts from Australia to Alameda to Argentina create hundreds of visualizations using Tableau Public. From now on, every weekday we will share a beautiful, amazing visual story from the Tableau Public library through Viz of the Day. You can sign up to receive these updates on Twitter, through e-mail, or via RSS feed.

Which visualizations are we going to choose? It is impossible to pick just one archetype, but one thing is for certain: they will all be beautiful, meaningful, interactive and informative. The viz below by Peter Aldhous is a great example. It shows the story of nuclear power the world over- and in a beautiful package to boot! Expect to see vizes like this on subjects ranging from sports to business to health to travel. Each new day will bring a new visual adventure to your inbox.

Join us as we explore the diligent work of Tableau Public authors the world over:

If you’d like to nominate a visualization, please do: email


Submitted by Adrian Abarca (no verificado) on

Cool concept Ross.

Submitted by Stephen Few (no verificado) on

Ross -- By promoting beauty in visualization to the degree that you do, you are suggesting that visualizations must be beautiful, which is similar to saying that all people must be beautiful. This level of emphasis on beauty undermines the unique value of Tableau as a powerful data exploration, analysis, and presentation tool. The stories that reside in data should be revealed in ways that are understandable. That's whats needed for them to be useful -- not beauty. They should certainly be presented in ways that are pleasing to the eye, but that's different from beauty. By emphasizing beauty, you are suggesting that people spend their time trying to achieve something that is rarely necessary, and thus wasting their time. The stories that reside in data are too important to wait until we develop expertise in graphic design before we can present them.

Submitted by Rebecca Wilde (no verificado) on

Can someone please help me with this visualization:

I know this wasn't made in Tableau, but would really like to know if this can be done using Tableau

Submitted by Adrian Abarca (no verificado) on


The answer is yes! If you send me the data I can "rebuild" it. :)

Submitted by Rebecca (no verificado) on

This might be a silly question.. but can you tell me where i can upload the data...?

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