After graduating from Imperial College London with a Biology degree, Janasobini quickly came to realize her passion elsewhere. During her internship at a Management Consultancy, she was introduced to the world of data analytics and couldn’t turn back. As an amateur to the data world, Janasobini was in search of new knowledge.
That’s when she came across The Information Lab at a Women in Tech event, where she spent a day understanding the power of data and the impacts of data analytics software such as Tableau and Alteryx in aiding projects such as Operation Fistula. She was instantly hooked on the idea of visualizing data that allowed for data-driven decision making in a way that was both creative and interactive. After independently exploring and training in Tableau over several weeks, she joined The Information Lab to continue her journey in becoming an expert in Tableau and Alteryx.
Within the Maintenance page of Tableau Server, there are a pre-build administrative views which allow you to monitor server and site activity in different ways. But in addition to this, you also have the option to create your own customised administrative views using Tableau Server, to analyse your site or server profile.
In this blog, I will explain how you can add dynamic reference lines to a time series data which will allow the user to see the data relative to a selected reference date.
At the end of the day, everyone has their own way of designing dashboard, and there is not necessarily one wrong or right way. In this blog I’ve tried to highlight some practices that I myself have been guilty of doing and has limited the full effectiveness of some of my dashboards without me realising.
Show/Hide container buttons within dashboards help to declutter the view and make it easier to understand the data. But sometimes, it is not always clear to the user that they can click the show/hide button to view more hidden data. There are many ways to resolve this but I wanted to share an idea that I think may prompt the user in a more understandable way.
Similar to Sparkline charts, Sparkbar charts are small, lightweight charts that typically do not have axis. They’re a quick and amazing way of visualising your data, without needing the complexity of a full blown chart.
As I come to the end of my second week of training at The Data School, I wanted to share some keyboard shortcuts I discovered during training this week.
Imagine you created your dashboard, but then realised the field names were wrong so you went back to the data source to rename it. Now these old fields show up as an error on your dashboard. Tableau conveniently has an quick option called ‘Replace References’ which allows you to swap one field for another.
We were the first EVER Data School cohort to begin training remotely, which seemed equally daunting and exciting. The whole experience of starting up remotely was very interesting for me, so I wanted to share a few things I expected before the virtual training and how it actually turned out to be…