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Australian Electricity Data

This year I've decided (once again) to reformat the Australian Electricity Data Dashboard, moving from an artistic approach to a more functional and compact design. The data is sourced from energy.gov.au, which provides comprehensive and authoritative electricity data...

Building to the Flag

Think your team is five years from a flag?  Recent history shows you'll need to have about half of your premiership team already listed...and they'll need to be pretty good players. This interactive visualisation (see below) tracks the building of the premiership...

From Excel to Tableau

The Excel data cruncher Just like you, I'm an Excel data cruncher.  Love it.  I think Excel is great for collating and managing data, and as a data visualiser I use it regularly for preparing small and static data sets.  So why do we need to ponder a move from Excel...

Regional building activity heats up

Despite the challenges presented to us in 2020, the thirst for building activity is trending positive for Victoria, particularly for regional Victorian areas.  As I seek some construction work for my own property, my thoughts for how busy the industry could be soon...

Australian Electricity Generation Statistics

The Electricity Generation in Australia Dashboard is one of the first public data dashboards developed by Perceptive Data and is updated yearly as new data releases become available.  This year's update (2019 electricity data) continues to show the proportional...

Tableau – Customising the Y-axis on a Line Chart

Periodically in Tableau, the 'edit axis' option doesn't provide the level of control required to communicate the trend of your line chart. When we 'include zero' on the chart, we end up with too much white space under our chart, making the trend hard to conceptualise....

Melbourne Tableau User Group

It was a privilege to present to the Melbourne Tableau User Group on aspects of data literacy at our recent online meetup on September the 30th.  Tableau User Groups are a great way to connect with other members of the data community, particularly those who are...

Race Explorer – Race Timing and Race Results Service

RACE EXPLORER, it's our exciting new Race Results service for race directors, race timers and event companies. It's a tailored service, transforming race results from traditional (and slightly boring) static lists into dynamic dashboards where the race community can...

Coffee calculator

I stumbled across this brilliant data visualisation by Kinsey Miller while browsing the Tableau Public gallery. Given many of us are heading back to work for the new year, this Coffee Calculator data visualisation might come in handy (obviously so we can maximise our...

Timed event analytics

UPDATE: Perceptive Data have launched RACE EXPLORER as a new service for all timed sporting events.  See more at https://raceexplorer.com The sport event analytics idea came to me some time ago while searching through pages of competitor lists to find both friends and...