Five Ways to Communicate Data When the Stakes Are High

Creating clear visualizations when time is scarce. The keys are to move quickly, add context, don’t get fancy, avoid baseless information and get feedback. … Read More

Six Things That Are Killing Your Dashboard Performance

Six Things That Are Killing Your Dashboard Performance There are a few quick changes you can make that will improve your dashboard’s performance from slow to pro. These changes can take your dashboard from a minute to load to less … Read More

What Are Your Go To Designs in Tableau?

What Are Your Go To Designs in Tableau? Welcome to the Tessellation team chat. Inspired by one of our favorite segments at FiveThirtyEight, we are giving you a peek into the Tessellation Slack channel. This month we’re focusing on how … Read More

Showing Variance When Your Data Doesn’t Have Much

Showing Variance When Your Data Doesn’t Have Much Ever create a bar or line chart and get frustrated that the chart doesn’t show a lot of change from mark to mark? Here are some design tips to help highlight the … Read More

MakePoint and MakeLine in Tableau 2019.2

MakePoint and MakeLine Tableau 2019.2 Mapping Feature Preview With Tableau 2019.2 you can take flat files with latitude and longitude (x and y) coordinates and transform those into beautiful maps. But wait, there’s more! You can also create lines between … Read More

Create a Hex Map without Data Blending

Create a Hex Map in Tableau without Data Blending I love hex maps, plain and simple. They look great and are a good solution to the problems created by representing a measure using the land mass of a state. There’s … Read More

Using Set Actions to Zoom-in on Map Selection

Focus on your data with Zoom To Feature While reviewing the dashboard I created for my previous post on proximity analysis in Tableau, Steve Fenn made the comment that it would be great if the map would zoom to just … Read More

Using Tableau to Answer the Spatial Proximity Question

Using Tableau to Answer the Proximity Question This is the first of two blog posts on the simple and innovative ways Alteryx and Tableau can be used for spatial analysis. This post will get into two very spatial (pun intended) … Read More

My Journey to Tessellation: Shaun Davis

From Game Warden to Tessellation: Shaun Davis I’ve always had a passion for data, I was just in denial for many years. I loved the game SimCity, where users can create (and destroy!) their own worlds. The idea of creating … Read More