Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My Tableau 3 Minute Win

You know I love to use Tableau Software, and I wish more people in higher education did, too.  So I took the Tableau challenge to see what I could do in three minutes.

Take a look at this table of data I used for bachelor's degrees, and the companion one for master's degrees and see what patterns jump out at you.  Go ahead.  I'll wait.

I spent about 20 minutes cleaning up the data, but only three minutes visualizing it once I pulled it into Tableau (and that took another 20 seconds or so.)

Here is the video, in real time, of how I built this dashboard:

And here is the finished product.  I ran out of time, or I'd have spent 10 more seconds to change the colors on the bar charts, since orange/blue was already in use to show concentration on the map.

Higher Ed People: No more excuses.  Make your data meaningful and interesting with just a little work.