Data Viz Done Right

September 1, 2015

Dear Data Two | Week 13: Desires

Only a couple more weeks to catch up on. Today I got back to week 13, when I tracked desires and dislikes. To track desires, I logged every time I thought about things like: desires, wishes, cravings, requests, asking for, urges, etc.  For dislikes, I logged things like: dislikes, loathes, disgusts, aversions, hates, etc.

In Tableau, a unit chart seemed to make the most sense for visualising the frequency. I then thought about the Facebook "Like" icon and decided to switch to using that symbol as the unit chart. A simple square communicates much more effectively and it much easier to count quickly.


  1. Hi,

    I'm working with this Tableau workbook and I can't see what setting is used for creating a square for each line of data in the 'Squares' worksheet. In my worksheet, I just get one square in Sun - Sat for Desire and Dislike.

    Any suggestions? Thanks

    1. There are more squares because I turned off aggregation on the Analysis menu.