# Designs

### Animated Chess Tutorial in Tableau

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I was looking for a new hobby during the COVID lockdowns, so I decided to go back to my childhood and to check out Magic the Gathering; if you...

### Hex Maps in Tableau

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I have always had a thing for Hex Maps, so I decided to finally write a tutorial on how you can generate some very interesting Hex Maps. With the...

### Tableau QT: Table Pagination

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Something nice and simple. In this Tableau quick tip, we are going to walk through a simple technique for Table Pagination in Tableau, in 5 minutes or less.

### Tableau QT: Dynamic Worksheet Selector

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I have been asked a few times on how we can add the ability to swap worksheets dynamically. Here is a nice and simple quick tip on selecting worksheets...

### Create a Bar Chart (Textured) in Tableau

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Requested by a student, here is a tutorial on adding Textures to Bar Charts to create a very nice and interesting effect. This uses data densification as well as...

### Tableau QT: US Hex Map

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I actually wrote this tutorial a few years ago, but when I migrated to Tableau Magic, I did not bring this across for some reason. In this Quick Tip...

### Tableau QT: Rounded Gantt Chart

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Something very nice and simple, here is a Tableau Quick Tip on Creating a Rounded Gantt Chart within 10 minutes or less.Note: This is an...

### Tableau QT: Completion Gantt Charts

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In this Tableau quick tip, we are going to walk through the creation of a Completion Gantt Chart in Tableau in 10 minutes or less.

### Dot Matrix Tutorial

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A friend messaged me to ask he could create a grid layout for different visualisations, for example, a 3×3 grid. I immediately thought about a Dot Matrix visualization and how I...

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"Colors are perhaps the visual property that people most often misuse in visualisation without being aware of it“. Robert Kosara, Senior Research Scientist at Tableau Software

### INDEX() Table Calculation

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The INDEX() function returns the index of the current row in the partition, without any sorting with regard to value. The first-row...

### B14. Drawing with Polygons / Circles

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In this lecture, we will be looking at using Data Densification, Table Calculations and the Polygon Mark Type to draw shapes. We will combine all our techniques to draw a few fun shapes and will be building up to drawing more complex objects.