Ann Jackson

2021 Week 28 | Tableau: Can you build an app to visualize wildfires?

Introduction This week’s Workout Wednesday is brought to you by Josh Jackson.  For those who don’t know, Josh is my husband!  He typically prefers to stay in the background, but asked if he could borrow one of my weeks to share this challenge.  Here’s the challenge in his own words: This week is inspired by …

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2021 Week 23 | Tableau: Sales Goal Selection Tool

Introduction This week’s challenge is inspired by a recent situation I encountered.  The dashboard users had two different ways to calculate a goal and wanted the option to change how the calculation works for each category.  Not only that, they wanted to be able to take the mixed calculations and sum them up to get …

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2021 Week 19 | Tableau: Regional Sales Readout

Introduction Recently I’ve been spending more time working with Map Layers, so this week is dedicated to reimagining maps using this feature. You’re tasked with recreating a Regional Readout Report where Sales teams can see the performance of various cities within their Region.  They’ll be able to get more information by hovering over a city. …

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2021 Week 15 | Tableau: Website Analytics

Introduction Lately I’ve been working with Google Analytics data, so I thought I’d pass on a data set to you!  Our data set was created by you the audience – it’s extracted directly from our website analytics. This week’s challenge focuses on a lot of little things coming together – dashboard design, formatting, and reference …

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2021 Week 10 | Tableau: Can you build a must include filter?

Introduction This week’s challenge is pulled directly from a work challenge I encountered recently.  The ask was to build a filtering system that would allow the user to initially filter data and then add a secondary requirement of inclusion. Using the Superstore data set, the functionality we wanted to achieve was: Allow user to filter …

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2021 Week 6 | Tableau: Can you build a Fancy Text Table?

Introduction This month I’ve decided to focus on something you’ve rarely ever seen from me – a good old fashioned text table.  This challenge should be straightforward for users of all levels. And of course since I try to avoid plain text tables, this one has some fancy formatting thrown in for good measure. There …

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2021 Week 2 | Tableau : Can you build a Customer Lifetime Value Matrix?

Introduction This year we’ve made a commitment to start with the basics and build, so this challenge is designed to do just that. This week, you’ll be constructing a Customer Lifetime Value Matrix (CLTV).  This viz is frequently used in marketing and retail industries to understand the value of each customer.  Specifically, the interesting insights …

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2020 Week 53: Can you build with containers?

Introduction Brad Werner is responsible for this week’s Workout Wednesday Challenge.  Here are all the details in Brad’s own words: I have a confession. When I first started using Tableau, I was a strict advocate for #TeamFloating. Yes, I used to float ALL objects on my Tableau dashboards. I would decide on a dashboard layout …

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2020 Week 51: Can you build a Divergent Histogram?

Introduction This is my last Workout Wednesday for 2020 (don’t worry, I’ll be back in 2021!), so I thought I’d take it easy on everyone.  This week you’ll be building a single chart – a divergent histogram. I first saw a divergent histogram via the Economist almost 3 years ago and tagged it as a …

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2020 Week 49: Can you toggle between AND & OR filtering logic?

Introduction Sam Epley (100% completion club #WOW2020) is responsible for this week’s Workout Wednesday Challenge.  Here are all the details in Sam’s own words: Several months ago, I was working with a client who wanted to provide their end user with some pretty clever functionality I’d never seen before. They wanted their user to be …

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