Monthly Archives: April 2013

Want to be a viz leader? Have some guts.

My daughter won elite gold in her dance competition.  Design your winning viz! In my last post, Replicating your old vizs in Tableau? STOP NOW (please)!, you learned specific steps to break away from old visualization thinking.  Now it’s time to

Posted in Consulting, Prototyping, Tableau Software, Visualization

Replicating your old vizs in Tableau? STOP NOW (please)!

My son achieved his Bar Mitzvah this weekend.  Are your vizs coming of age? You have a shiny new version of Tableau Desktop, connected to the big data server, then reproduced your same old charts. Access to data on your

Posted in Consulting, Decision Making, Tableau Software, Visualization

To be a master communicator you must develop a rich visual style

I was working with a client in Chicago and enjoyed some deep-dish pizza. Build a deep visual toolbox. I’ve written about teams oppressed by “the tyranny of pie charts ™.”  So set in their ways, they cannot break free from

Posted in Consulting, Tableau Software, Visualization

Crush your visuals! It’s going to take devotion.

I am mesmerized by my guitar hero Joe Satriani’s flying fingers.  Get as good at visuals. In his book “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell wrote that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert.  That’s over 27 years if you invest one

Posted in Strategy, Tableau Software, Visualization

Thought visualization was challenging? Now you have to be a journalist too!

Al Gore now claims to have invented data visualization.  Learn the truth… It is April 1.  On a more serious point, Al Gore’s “Our Choice” digital journal set a new direction for combining interactivity with text.  I’m excited about the

Posted in Tableau Software, Visualization