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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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November is #TableauDesignMonth - Part 2

“Good design never goes out of fashion” -Holger Nielsen
With that in mind November is #TableauDesignMonth – part 2!
Good design is central to data visualization; a brilliantly designed visualisation lets people engage with your data, while a poorly ...

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Our Favorite Political Vizzes

We're wrapping up #VizTheVote politics month with a collection of visualizations we hope will inspire you to dig deep into political data and share your findings with the world with Tableau Public. Whether it's for a local town election or a national race, visualizations that showcase new insights can help digitally engage an ...

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#Indyref and Creating Pop-Up Charts in Tableau

For #VizTheVote month I wanted to take a closer look into what has arguably been one of the biggest political events this year in the UK – the Scottish independence referendum (the outcome: on 18 September 2014 Scotland voted ‘No’ and chose to remain part of Great ...

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Mapping California's Legislative Districts

Editor's note: a huge thanks to Jim Miller of The Sacramento Bee for contributing this guest blog post.
California’s campaign season might seem a little sleepy from the perspective of people in other states. There are no hot-button U.S. Senate ...

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Collecting and Joining Congressional Voting Data

A lot of people don't know this but before I entered the world of Pokemon and Hello Kitty visualizations, I actually did some serious data work. I interned at a thinktank in Arizona helping them do data analysis for their annual Congressional Report Card. We had a monster ...

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Reviziting Bush, Gore, & Florida

It’s politics month here at Tableau Public! We are preparing for Election Day in the US (November 4th people, mark your calendars!) with our #VizTheVote theme, and so we thought we would write some blog posts about visualizing voting data and election results. I wanted to ...

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Senatorial Actions

For #VizTheVote month, I found some surface level data about the 100 United States Senators – name, party, class, and website. At first, I wasn’t sure of what kind of viz to make because there were many different angles I could take. Did I want my readers to learn more about the individual senators? Or, did I find meaning in ...

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It's Politics Month! #VizTheVote

It’s politics month! With the midterm elections coming up at the beginning of November, it seemed like the perfect time to do politics month - #VizTheVote! We will feature a wide-range of politically-themed content this month, from how-to/tutorials to guest blog posts and ...

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Fanalytics 2014: Feed your Passion for Data

One may think that basketball, the Partridge Family, and Seattle street accidents have nothing in common. However, a shared thread between each of these is DATA and the desire to have fun by learning more from the data!
Fanalytics seeks to bring these data-lovers (or ...

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