It is that time of year again: Iron Viz Feeder Contest. Many people are hard at work on their feeder dashboard for the second spot in Iron Viz at TC17. My next favorited Tableau dashboard is by Curtis Harris and it qualified him for the Iron Viz at TC16.
One of the important lessons I learned from this dashboard is to viz something that you are passionate about. Curtis's interest and passion shines through this entire dashboard. He is able to take a topic that he is knowledgeable about, baseball, and tell a story that is easy to follow for someone without limited knowledge of the topic.
One way Curtis succeeds in telling a clear, coherent story is through his superb use of color. While the overall dashboard has a minimalist feel, the important points are highlighted in color. It is also critical that he does not over-color the dashboard. Color is strategically utilized to emphasis key players and points throughout the story.
This dashboard also renders very nicely on mobile. By keeping to graphics simple, the story is clear and accessible both on a PC and on a phone.
Thanks for reading and good luck to those participating in this Iron Viz feeder!