About Me

Jon Dugger is a father of three, husband of one. He fancies himself an artist, analyst, and adventurer and loves spending time with his family and friends. During the day Jon helps people see insights in their data differently, or at least tries. Below are some information visualizations created with Tableau Software, that his ego, Jimmy Dale, expects you to love.

Blog Archive

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Art of Tableau

What makes Tableau so unique and fluid? From the very beginning, Tableau was built around the visual and iterative analytical thought process. VizQL is the process that translates human drag and drops into tuned queries that are returned as pictures, which creates that iterative and effortless conversation that you want to have with your data. No wizards, no templates, no awkwardness. Where does your data want to go today?

Take a look at these "Superstore" works of art and you'll begin to see the untethered ability of Tableau Desktop.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Regional Metrics -> Visual trends -> Rapid Insight!

Ever ask yourself, "What does my regional performance look like"? This viz paints a clear picture of regional performance across 3 metrics - Sales, Profit & Shipping Cost. Go ahead, impress your boss...download the workbook and recreate with your data!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Our Stimulus Dollars at Work

Ever wondered how were stimulus dollars spent by each state? Wonder no more! This dashboard gives you the big picture, allows you to quickly spot outliers and drill into project details.
Were we wise with all that money? You be the judge!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Learn Tableau Desktop in 20 Days

This dashboard was created by Tableau's Lari McEdward. A fantastically logical way to go about learning Desktop. Enjoy.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Armed and Dangerous

We in America love our guns. It's part of our past, present and future. We could argue the merits of this thinking till the cows come home, but this obsession with weapons isn't changing in the near future.

This data tells a rather compelling story. America is by far the worlds most prominent country in terms of gun ownership (firearms per 100k capita), however we are not the worlds most dangerous country in term of fatalities by firearms. Also note the steady decline in firearm homicides over time. What's up with that? Are we becoming more civilized (or at a minimum, more tolerant)?

At the end of the day, gun ownership has such deep cultural roots that it'd be impossible to rid it. We are a gun society!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Visual Data Mining

Here’s one that should get you thinking about presenting your data in a very different way.

Using Tableau’s Superstore dataset as the source, each bubble is a product (disaggregated data). Size is sales amount. Color is profit. Each column is a department.

The goal of this view is to provoke interaction. A colleague here at Tableau called it visual data mining and I agree. There is a lot going on in one screen that does truly provide you with a unique view, which could lead to unique insight!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Sales Dashboard

A simple video game sales dashboard. Interesting insight in less than 30 minutes!