Tableau developer


Tableau developer and Tableau consultant

When your data is interactive, you can explore it. The use of attributes such as colour and size provide visual cues for us to highlight areas to investigate in more depth. This is exactly what a Tableau dashboard can provide. A well designed dashboard has your data hotspots and trends ‘leaping’ out at you. As a Tableau developer, I design and create dashboards to enable this fast and deep analysis of your data.

A dashboard also provides a means to combine multiple data visualisations (charts etc.) into a single page. Interacting, by clicking for example, can then alter your view so that you’re viewing in greater detail the area you are most interested in.

A Tableau dashboard

As an example, this demonstration I’ve developed shows electricity generation in Australia using freely available electricity statistics. Clicking on a State will filter the other charts to show the energy sources for just that State. Take it for a drive to see how a single dashboard can provide depth for performing an analysis. As a challenge, see if you can quickly determine the trend in wind generation for Victoria.

Electricity in Australia Dashboard
Electricity in Australia Dashboard

You’ll note the use of colour quickly draws attention to the percentages of renewable vs non-renewable sources.

Here’s another example, this time showing the value of progressing from a text list of race results to a visualisation. Most timed running, cycling and swimming events provide their competitors with a text based list of results.

With Race Analytics in Tableau, competitors can now visualise the finish of the race and can use the mouse to interact with the competitors (click on the image to be taken to the dashboard). They can develop an immediate understanding of where they placed in the field (and it’s fun!)

Race analytics
Race analytics bring static race data to life

Certified Associate

Tableau is my preferred visual analytics software. It’s a world leader in business intelligence software and I’ve been developing in Tableau for over 5 years. As one of Australia’s Tableau Certified Associates, I have the skills and experience to design revealing visual dashboards and bring your data to life.

Data insights

The Tableau dashboards I develop allow fast insights from often large, complex and previously disconnected data sources.  Using a range of fit-for-purpose visualisations, dashboards enable:

  • measuring against set performance targets
  • identification of emerging hotspots
  • trend monitoring
  • heat mapping
Tableau density map of US trailer separation fatalities
Density maps can instantly identify hotspot areas

Data sources

The flexibility of Tableau data connectors enables Tableau to connect with a multitude of different data sources.  As a Tableau consultant I can organise, clean and prepare your data to allow almost any data source to be imported into Tableau for deeper analysis.

These sources can range from static extracts from CRMs or membership databases, sales spreadsheets, or more complex internal or cloud based databases.

Contact Grant at Perceptive Data