Data Visualization

How a Fortune 10 Company Builds Great Tableau Dashboards Faster Than You

Learn how leading companies leverage design systems to help users easily create consistently high-quality Tableau dashboards that improve decision-making.

Data Visualization in 2023 — Seven Trends to Watch 

Learn about the technologies and approaches transforming data visualization, including application integration, accessibility, UI Design and more.

Introducing TabCSS, Your Shortcut to Styled Backgrounds in Tableau

See how the TabCSS Tableau extension helps you add styled backgrounds to dashboard objects and containers without having to use external tools and images.

Four Things Data Viz Practitioners Can Do to “Get Better at Design”

Learn tool-agnostic techniques for creating better data visualizations by improving your use of tooltips, space, lines, color and typography.

As We May See: The World after Dashboards

Dashboards are the past. Self-curating data experiences, leveraging AI to compile and represent data, are the future. Learn what's next after dashboards.

Streamline Authentication with Tableau's Connected Apps

Get a data leader’s crash course on Tableau’s new Connected Apps feature and learn how it streamlines authentication and improves security.

New Elements for Tableau Features for Increased Customizability and Ease of Use

The best-in-class extension for Tableau write-back and dashboard collaboration now makes it even easier for teams to enrich data together.

Three Signs Your BI Dashboard Development Process Needs Help – and What to Do about It

Learn how common BI dashboard development issues result from mistakes made during planning and find out how what you can do to prevent them.

New Dashboard Collaboration and Security Features Added to Elements for Tableau

Elements now supports customizable user tagging and notifications, field-level access control for annotations and Okta Authentication.

Track and Understand Tableau Dashboard Usage with a Free and Open-Source Extension

Learn to use Tableau Usage Tracker, a free and open-source extension that enables you to measure and understand dashboard usage.

10 Tips for Tableau Dashboard Collaboration

Learn basic and extension-enabled Tableau techniques to streamline team communication and collaborate more effectively on dashboard content.

What’s New in Tableau 2021.1: Snowflake Geospatial Support with Map Layers
Use map layers and leverage Snowflake geospatial support in Tableau 2021.1 to create advanced location-based analytics with multiple object types.
Tableau Services Manager (TSM) API — The Undocumented “Passwordless” Authentication
Tableau is a complex platform with tons of APIs for analysts, developers, and platform administrators. If you are a server admin, most probably you’ve already used REST API for basic stuff like…
DESIGN GUIDE PART 2: Framework & Layouts
Did you enjoy our previous post about frameworks & layouts in Tableau? Here we continue that thread by exploring how applying those rules can improve your overall design through some practical…
DESIGN GUIDE PART 1: Framework & Layouts
We, at the Starschema Dataviz Team, work a lot with data and information design every day. Our main goal is to make our data visualization output effective, accessible, and provide accurate…
Do the Rosling - Starschema Blog - Medium
Anyone who has learned Tableau online (via Udemy or any other similar platform) did the Hans Rosling chart as an exercise. So did I, and I felt it was time to do justice to that old visualization…
Tableau Extensions Addons Introduction: Synchronized Scrollbars
At this year’s Tableau Conference, I tried to stay on the safe side and show mostly Tableau supported solutions: visualizations on real-time data, Jupyer Notebook like experiences and so on. I had…
Tableau External Services API: Haskell Expressions as Calculations
We all have our own Tableau Conference habits. Mine is to participate in the first-day hackathon, build something super cool that nobody understands and in the end win nothing. Tableau 2019 was no…
Get Ready for Tableau Catalog - Starschema Blog - Medium
If you’re a Tableau administrator or author, your life is going to get a lot easier. For Tableau Server deployments, particularly large ones, managing your data can be complicated. Under the hood…
Draw a map of the districts of Budapest using the Overpass API of OpenStreetMap and Python

PART 1 – Ever wondered how to draw a map of less common geographical areas? Perhaps even colour them based on some data? This is the first in a series of two tutorials that show you how to build this from…

Here’s how we upgraded our marketing analytics - Starschema Blog - Medium
I hate interrupting my analysis workflow by tabbing between different applications and interfaces. It’s irritating, decreases your productivity and just makes things harder to understand. Therefore…
ITSM Analytics - Starschema Blog - Medium
Information Technology has become the backbone of almost every business in the last few decades, driving productivity and efficiency in every business function. Today, IT organizations have more…
Employee turnover dashboard for your HR department.
“The ratio of the number of employees that leave a company through attrition, dismissal, or resignation during a period to the number of employees on payroll during the same period.” —…
Tableau Version Control is here to make your life easier
If you are a Tableau server admin or interact with your Tableau admin, then the chances of you desperately crying out for their help over some accidental action is a quiet common possibility…
Elevation, Voronoi and other spatial specialties in Tableau
People are generally lazy, but the laziness can be overridden through aesthetically pleasing content. We want visualizations that effortlessly communicates the core idea. The new Tableau Mapbox…
Your Tableau Dashboard is Watching You — You Are Being Tracked
Data analysts work on improving your dashboard, and developing new features day and night, over the weekend, with eating or drinking being a low priority. Tableau end users then enjoy the fruit of…
Nowadays, we are big on extensions. Starschema opened its new office across the Pond in D.C. Settling into our office in a usual American highrise building, many people wanted to know what our…
Tableau Conference 2018 Guide - Starschema Blog - Medium
We have invited the best and brightest of our “data musicians” to create the festival of data at the birthplace of jazz. Sounds like music to your ears? Tableau Conference 2018 has a mission. To…