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Tableau Public is Committed to Free

Datawrapper burst on the scene a few years ago with an innovative approach to visualizing data, and has been used by a number of great newspapers since. We love to see different approaches to analyzing and presenting data on the web—the data world is large, and there is ...

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2014 Year in Review

The Tableau Public team loves December: we get to take a look back at the year, appreciate once again the creations of talented data visualizers from around the world, and consider just how far the community has come.
In 2014, we launched Tableau Public for Mac(!), gave every viz it's own home page, and pondered the ...

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Merry Vizmas! Follow our Viz Advent Calendar.

Happy December! To kick off the month, Team Public went through all of the previous Viz of the Day winners for 2014 and rounded up our favorites into a nifty little advent calendar for you. Follow along to see a new pick every day! Once all 25 have been revealed, we'll ...

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#VizMakeover Contest

Editor's note: As part of #TableauDesignMonth - Part 2 we ran a #VizMakeover competition: redesign the What is the World’s Biggest Cash Crop viz by Information is Beautiful. We were amazed by the number of great VizMakeovers we recieved and we are excited to announce the winner.
The Winning VizMakeover
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Drawing and Data Visualizations: A Tool To Allow Connections To Be Made

Editor's note: This #TableauDesignMonth guest blog post was written by Giorgia Lupi of Accurat.
Information Design is playing an increasingly critical role in every project that uses data and ...

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Five Ways to Balance Data and Design in Tableau without Graphic Design

Ryan Sleeper is the Director of Data Visualization & Analysis at Evolytics in Kansas City, Missouri. Ryan is the founder and leader of the Kansas City Tableau User Group, a Tableau Conference speaker, and 2013 ...

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Design choices: is the juice worth the squeeze?

Editor's note: As part of Tableau Design Month - Part 2 we are excited to have Tableau's social media manager, blogger (GravyAnecdote.com) and all round data viz guru Andy Cotegreave contributing this guest blog post for us.
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5 Easy Ways to Pimp Your Viz

At this year’s Tableau Conference in Seattle, I held a session called Pimp My Viz. Here’s the teaser for it:
In the session, I took a few audience-submitted vizzes and “pimped” them, just as Xzibit would do on the MTV classic, Pimp My Ride. We added a lot of interactivity, custom visuals, embedded content, and other things ...

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Making Responsive Tableau Dashboards

Editor's note: As part of Tableau Design Month - Part 2 we are excited to have Dwight Worley from The Journal News/LoHud.com contributing this guest blog post for us.
I have been a Tableau Desktop user for about 18 months, using a free copy of the software I ...

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Designing for Information on Demand

Editor's Note: It's Design Month at Tableau Public and we are thrilled to have this guest blog post from our Iron Viz Champion: John Mathis. John is a Information Management & Analytics Consultant at Slalom and blogs as The Datographer.
How complex was ...

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