Tableau is all about helping people see and understand their data. And sometimes seeing and understanding data means creating not only insightful visualizations, but really stunning ones, too.
The Viz as Art contest is all about showcasing those fun, unexpected, and beautiful ways you work your magic with Tableau—neither data nor questions required.
We might not get hard-hitting answers, but we will possibly get some “happy little trees.” Check out this 3-Minute Win channeling painter Bob Ross from earlier this year for inspiration. Josh Milligan, who runs the Viz Painter blog, put it like this: “One of the things I love about Tableau is that no matter what you do with it, it allows all of us to be storytellers and artists.”
So, here’s your chance.
Turn on and tune into your creative brain (instead of? in addition to? your analytical brain) and publish a “Viz as Art” entry on Tableau Public (you’ll also need to fill out the submission form here). 10 vizzes will be selected, introduced in a blog post, and assigned a unique hashtag. Voting will take place on Twitter. The three entries that collect the most hashtag mentions (from unique Twitter users) will be turned into screen prints at Tableau Conference in Seattle this September. Find them in Community, where you’ll be able to screen print a t-shirt, tote bag or a flatstock poster with one of the designs.
"Tableau Public creates beautiful visualizations from your data and lets you publish them to the web, where uses can interact with your charts and graphs with live updates...Tableau Public is a free download for Windows, and looks like a great tool to try out next time you're looking to make your otherwise boring data come to life."