Beyond Simple chart Examples

Example 1: Tableau Chart Catalog

This catalog provides a list of different chart types with links to actual visualizations built in Tableau and published on Tableau Public. This was developed as a resource for the Tableau community for inspiration and to assist in the understanding of how these chart types might be used in actual use cases. All visualizations on this page are being provided with the permission of the original author and are available for download from Tableau Public. Click on the image to open the actual visualization in a separate browser window. (Note: inclusion does not mean the chart is the best choice for the data represented. Also note that the originator of each chart may not necessarily be represented; these are simply examples).

Tableau Chart Catalog

Example 2: Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia 1812-181

The best statistical graphic ever drawn“, is how statistician Edward Tufte described this chart in his authoritative work ‘The Visual Display of Quantitative Information’. The chart above also tells the story of a war: Napoleon’s Russian campaign of 1812. It was drawn half a century afterwards by Charles Joseph Minard, a French civil engineer who worked on dams, canals and bridges. He was 80 years old and long retired when, in 1861, he called on the innovative techniques he had invented for the purpose of displaying flows of people, in order to tell the tragic tale in a single image. This visualization shows 6 type of data (Number of Solider remaining, Army's direction, Geographic information, Distance, Dates, and Temperature) in 2 dimensions.

Here is the interactive version of this visualization on Tableau public:

Example 3: Diagram of the causes of mortality in the army

Example 4: A Pie Chart Redesign in Tableau

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Example 5: Information Wanted

Here is an example that I created in Tableau:

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Example 6: Bubble Art with Tableau


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