I’m really putting myself out there this week. But it’s for a good cause, so here we go!
If you aren’t familiar, I love listen to music…who doesn’t though, right? Pretty sure I’m in the majority here. Anywho, being that my second hobby is data visualization, I really like visualizing about music. So anytime I get to bring those two hobbies together, I do.
I created a version of this challenge for my blog but it’s more personalized than makes sense for this challenge so we’re going to be making a modified version of it. I think my favorite part about this challenge is that you have the option to swap out the supplied with your own data (if you have a last.fm account and are scrobbling your spotify history). That part if up to you.
So what is this chart? Well on the surface it seems like a simple scatterplot but when you click a dot (or song) you get to see a running timeline of times listened. It’s not as simple and straightforward as it may seem so just have fun! And before you go and judge my listening habits, I should preface this with our entire family listens with my one account, and when young kids find a song they love, they don’t want to listen to anything else!
- Dashboard Size: 1000px by 800 px
- # of Sheets – up to you
- Create a scatterplot
- X axis: Days since I first listened to the song
- Y axis: Total times I’ve listened to the song
- each dot represents a unique songID
- Enable filtering by range of total listens
- When you click on a song, we want to see a trend line of each listen
- Match tooltips and all other formatting
- Green dot color: #3DDE3C
- Green title color: #30B130
When you publish your solution on Tableau Public make sure to take the time and include a link to the original inspiration. Also include the hashtag #WOW2021 in your description to make it searchable!