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Meet the Penguins!

  OK here we go. Iron Viz competition time. I don’t viz that much so pleased to dust off Tableau Desktop and have a go. This competition is all about the natural world. A very interesting theme for me being … Continue reading

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Tableau Server – all about the… Backgrounder

Hello everyone. You may know me as a Tableau Centre of Excellence manager. That can involve a lot of paperclip pushing skills, with the real work being done by my excellent team (thx @jakesviz & The Information Lab). But I do … Continue reading

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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Hi all, OK here we go. Iron Viz competition time. My first viz in a long time, so it’s good to get back using Desktop again. The first competition this year is the Food Viz contest! 1. The Idea So this … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Speed Record

Hi all, Oh dear – it’s that time of year again. Time for the Iron Viz competition. The first challenge this year is the Wikipedia challenge. Create a viz, any viz, so long as the data comes from Wikipedia. 1. The … Continue reading

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How to initiate IM / Skype / Chat / LastFM session from a Tableau dashboard

Hello everyone. Before I start this I have to admit I nicked the idea completely from Dave Hart of Interworks, who came up with it when he was working with us. But he doesn’t blog or tweet so that leaves me … Continue reading

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Stack-Attack! A Visualisation of World Records in Sport Stacking

Hi all, You know I’ve been feeling a bit vizzed out lately. All I can see when I close my eyes at night is data. And the Tableau splash screen. A bit like when you overdose on Tetris, or Plants vs … Continue reading

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How to: To Boldly Go – A History of the Space Shuttle

Hi all, Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. DA DA … Continue reading

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