Revisiting my #MakeoverMonday 2018 week 2 submission | Looks vs. Personality In #MakeoverMonday 2018 Week 2, I built a gap chart to compare how men and women rank certain qualities in a potential partner. My goal was to highlight whether men or women across various countries were more likely to rank certain characteristics as most... Continue Reading →
Makeover Monday | 2018 W47 | Hours worked to pay mortgage Of the resources I come back to time and time again, Andy Kriebel's Tableau Tip Tuesday: How to Create Small Multiple Line Charts has to be near the top. The tip is so easy to implement, yet I realized this morning I hadn't taken the time... Continue Reading →
It is important to understand that chart-building is merely one step in the process of effectively communicating data. Let's focus this discussion on going beyond default settings with a few quick tips to more effectively share that story.
As learned from Steve Wexler [Data Revelations & @VizBizWiz], the jittering effect disperses the dots horizontally so as to reduce the overlap of points and make each dot visible.
Give your labels some space In my recent post, MM Week 47: My First Custom Color Palette, I made mention of a few tips for labeling line charts to improve the user experience and promised a follow-up post with more detail. Interestingly, while researching for this post, I found a better solution than the one... Continue Reading →