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Archive of the posts written by author : Ben Jones.

Visualizing the Ebola Scare Using Google Trends & Tableau

Vox published an interesting post today called “America has stopped paying attention, but Ebola is…

U.S. Congressional District choropleths made easy

At the Tableau Public blog, we’ve chosen to focus on political data visualizations during the…

How to Make Small Multiple Maps in Tableau

I’m a big fan of small multiples in data viz, and I’m somewhat of a…

Mapping the World’s Rivers

“All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full; to the…

From GPS to Viz: Hiking Washington’s Trails

Since moving to the Seattle area in early 2013, we’ve been doing our best as…

Story Types: A Thought-Starter

{Note: a version this blog post was also published on the Tableau Public blog as…

Six Principles of Communicating Data: A Checklist

In a section of the first chapter of Communicating Data with Tableau (O’Reilly, 2014) I…

Now Available: Communicating Data with Tableau

I’m excited to announce that my first book, Communicating Data with Tableau, has been published…

In Defense of Intuition

Intuition is under fire Two months ago I saw a television commercial for Business Intelligence…

Dimension Line Charts: a (slight) variation on arrow charts

Arrow charts are an effective way of showing how values changed from one point in…