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Want to learn Tableau? Start doing #MakeoverMonday.

About two years ago I was introduced to Tableau. I fell in love. The intuitive visualizations, live data connections, and easy-to-use interface. OKAY, maybe the last part is a bit of a stretch. Easy and Tableau in the same sentence? Sure, maybe if you’re using their Superstore dataset. Otherwise, look forward to some fun, yet … more »
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To 3D, or not to 3D, that is the question…

Visualizing data using a 3D chart, graph, or pie doesn’t make it unique or more eye catching. Actually, it has the potential to confuse people by distracting them from the story you’re trying to tell with your visualization. I’ve had to confront several 3D charts over the past couple weeks…my question is how does seeing … more »
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A new week means tips for less-painful presentations.

Presentations. In addition to delivering findings via charts, graphs, and pictures, the presentation itself is a visualization. Data visualization = taking a lot of info (data) and turning it into something palatable. It isn’t enough to have results or recommendations that people should want to listen to. That alone isn’t going to make your audience pay attention — … more »
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