4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 7, 2013 4:42 AM by Craig Short

    new type of visualizations

    Cristian Vasile

      Dear all,


      I feel that is worth to have a relaxed discussion related to new type of visualizations we'll expect to use in future releases of Tableau products.

      Personal, i would like to have a circular type of displaying data sets.


      But what about you?


      I appreciate any comment. Thank you.





      // updated on March 25, 2013

      o flame graphs - well suited for hunting down systems bottlenecks or expose performance issues | http://dtrace.org/blogs/brendan/2011/12/16/flame-graphs/


      // updated on Feb 09,2013

      o this one is nice to have, circular tree map layout | http://community.tableau.com/message/194344#194344


      // updated on Feb 05, 2013

      ====================| More ideas |====================

      o add Voronoi tesselation on tree map  |  example http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/05/03/business/20080403_SPENDING_GRAPHIC.html


      o give user an option to add on a corner of the graph few info like #records queried, time elapsed to generate viz, type of database, all these details could be written with a light grey color and small font.


      o add London Underground Tube Map layout | example http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2012/jul/20/tube-map-life-expectancy


      o in order to improve hierarchy layout I recommend phylogenetic tree; classic layout or circular layout


      o implements color encoding of a pair (x,y) to a color or 2D color palette(s)

         where x/y = measure or dimension

         Reference Visualization of three-way comparisons of omics data  link   http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2105-8-72.pdf


      o color legend - improvement needed already posted in IDEAS board link http://community.tableau.com/ideas/1827

        • 1. Re: new type of visualizations
          Jonathan Drummey

          Hi Cristian,


          I'm curious, what is your audience/goal for this? It's been my impression that most of the people on the Think Data Thursdays are oriented towards "What are techniques and/or views that I can use with Tableau today?" and not on thinking about what Tableau may or may not develop in the future. In the latter case, I wonder how useful a discussion would be without having one or more Tableau product/marketing folks on the line as well.


          Personally, I'm not really looking for more chart types (though hierarchy and some basic network graphs would be nice), I'm more interested in being able to add more detail to existing charts (like in-cell time series aka sparklines, embedding charts in tooltips and annotations, etc.)



          • 2. Re: new type of visualizations
            Cristian Vasile

            Hello Jonathan,


            I did browsing all the groups &forums before posting here, and i choose TDT because contains "think" word. I accept that maybe is not exactly the place to have this type of conversation, more closed to a brain storming one.


            Could you please suggest a different forum?


            Thank you.




            • 3. Re: new type of visualizations
              Jonathan Drummey

              I think Viz Talk, or the regular forums. You could help jump start the conversation by making a list of Ideas that covered different visualizations, because other than cornering a Tableau developer or product manager that's a big way to get prospective features noticed for consideration.



              • 4. Re: new type of visualizations
                Craig Short

                Now information graphics needs to be attractive and innovation in addition to informative. There has to some additional stuff and user friendly interface. Simple yet very attractive.

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