InterWorks Blog: Data Visualization

Seeing as we're the experts, we thought we'd share some of our intel. But beware, this level of inside information may cause extreme shock and awe. If you get lost, just fire up a flare - we'll come and get you.

Business Intelligence
Mar 20
2014
Tableau is great at mapping, but sometimes labels don’t show up where you want them. Labels on marks that are too close to each other are hidden by default to prevent overlapping text. That’s a good...[more]
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Tom
Business Intelligence
Mar 06
2014
Donut* charts offer a quick, high-level view of data dimensions that have few members, and together, contribute to a whole. Essentially, it's a pie chart with a hole. It's not glamorous, but it's...[more]
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Tom
Business Intelligence
Feb 24
2014
DIVVY Bike Share Program (http://divvybikes.com/about) sent out a cattle call for beautiful and informative data visualizations from their actual rider and bike databases. (http://divvybikes.com/...[more]
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Business Intelligence
Jan 03
2014
Thanks to another new and improved feature in the Tableau 8.1 release, we no longer have to spend time writing out long tedious calculations to reformat date fields! If you haven’t met the new...[more]
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Business Intelligence
Dec 30
2013
Alteryx and Tableau are powerful tools that can revolutionize data analytics and data consumption in any organization. Alteryx is a user-friendly ETL platform with a powerful suite of tools,...[more]
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Business Intelligence
Dec 30
2013
My submission for the Tableau 3 Minute Win Viz Challenge - looking at 35 years of NFL data in only 3 minutes! The dashboard is also available on Tableau Public here.[more]
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Business Intelligence
Dec 27
2013
As part of Tableau's The 3-Minute Win Challenge, I decided to build a 3 minute Tableau viz using film trilogy data.  The rules of the challenge:  Start from scratch. Build something...[more]
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Tom
Business Intelligence
Dec 20
2013
The Problem Many times, it is necessary to display content in Tableau in a verbose manner. For example: displaying comments from a survey or showing lengthy project descriptions or calls to action in...[more]
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Business Intelligence
Oct 14
2013
USA Today had an article on three American economists who were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for 2013. The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has...[more]
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Dan
Business Intelligence
Jul 23
2013
I saw an interesting post and data set this morning from ProCon.org. The information was in tabular form, so I copied it and extracted the data into Tableau. 20 minutes later, I had a fully-...[more]
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