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This week we are continuing our 'New in Tableau 8' series with an example of floating dashboard content. We use the empty space around a map to place legends, quick filters and titles.
Both the original by Peter Aldhous, created in version 6.0, and this 8.0 remake are based on the same data-set, patent filings per capita for major metropolitan areas in the United States.
In staying true to the original viz, we only made aesthetic and functional changes using the new overlapping features:
Floating objects will give us the flexibility to completely rethink dashboard design and we are excited to see how Tableau authors embrace this new feature.