The use of curvy line charts is often arguable. The issue is that the curves between the points can lead to misrepresentation, suggesting than more data are connected. But I can’t help it, I really like the design of those smooth lines. In some cases, It definitely looks better.
A while ago I shared with you a way to build a barchart race with Tableau 2019.x or less. The tutorial implied to work with data densification and some heavy table calculations. Good news, it will be faaaar more easier to build with the new animation feature coming to Tableau 2020.x.
In september 2019, I had the opportunity to talk about data visualization at a french data conference, Salon de la Data, in my town, Nantes. My session “La Data Visualization pour les Nouilles” introduced the concepts of data visualization through the stories, the studies and the eyes of well-known data visualization specialists.
The Pulling Strings project visualizes ten metrics, from freedom and governance scores to happiness and wellbeing indexes, for every country. … More
The Tableau Conference Europe 2019 in Berlin was the occasion to reveal the technique behind my curved gradient area chart. … More
Edit: if you use a new release of Tableau equal or above 2020.x, you will find an easier way to … More
I love Marimekko! I know, these words sound perfectly geeky, I assume. Simple looking, they still encode more information than … More
Two weeks have passed since IronViz. Many of you are still wondering what magic lies behind the design of the “weather … More
I have been trying to build a Stream Graph in Tableau for a few days now. What a coincidence, Alex Jones offered … More