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Ted Wasserman on Tableau’s product development approach

Ted Wasserman (Tableau-Product Manager), Lee Feinberg (President-DecisionViz), Lauren Rogers (Tableau-User Groups) At Tableau Conference 14 #data14, we held a special user group event, starring Ted Wasserman.  Ted is a product manager and shared how the company selects features to develop

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NJ and NY Tableau User Group Gives Back

  The first NJ and NY Tableau User Group was at Nokia in February 2010, when a few brave souls trekked through the snow. The group has since created many memorable experiences. Every event is hand-crafted to create the opportunity

Posted in Creativity, Tableau Public, Tableau Software, Visualization

What Facebook is “hiding” in this viz

Click image to access the interactive charts (opens in a new window).

Posted in Best Practices, Creativity, Dashboard, Decision-Driven, Tableau Software, Visualization

Verse 12 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

My company recently became an Alteryx partner and I wanted to stretch my imagination on how to fulfill the promise of this blog series, and do something pretty cool. This final verse delivers a unique viz combining the data visualization power

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Verse 11 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

Even I am starting to feel a little sorry for the pie chart.  My fellow viz peers generally accept using pie charts on maps. Andy (vizwiz.blogspot.com) might still not let this one pass as he says, “Friends don’t let friends use pie charts.” Use

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Verse 10 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

The long tail whips up on the pie chart (inspired by Chris Anderson’s ‘The Long Tail,’ which nicely articulates the value of understanding all your sales, not just the highest.) While bar charts are the best substitute for a summary,

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Verse 9 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

Pareto beats out Playfair’s pie charts The Pareto (80/20) graph helps us analyze the distribution of sales with a category. We use bar charts to take the guessing out of which category has more sales. Though not the top seller,

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