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Ryan Sleeper

Founder & Principal

Kansas City & Orlando

About Ryan

Ryan is Founder and Principal of Playfair Data. He is the author of three Tableau books, a three-time Tableau Visionary, the 2013 Tableau Global Iron Viz Champion, and author of the 2015 Tableau Public Visualization of the Year. Ryan holds MBA and Master of Sport Business Management degrees from the University of Central Florida.

Tutorials by Ryan

3 Ways to Make Beautiful Bar Charts in Tableau

11:32

Ryan Sleeper

Adding love for bar charts by showing you how to make them more engaging in Tableau This video shows how…

3 Ways to Make Lovely Line Graphs in Tableau

14:53

Ryan Sleeper

Cementing line graphs as a top choice for your Tableau data visualizations by making them more engaging This video shares…

3 Ways to Make Handsome Highlight Tables in Tableau

11:59

Ryan Sleeper

Improve on the ‘gateway’ chart to data visualization Highlight tables help smooth the Excel transition by introducing the preattentive attribute…

3 Creative Ways to Use Transparent Sheets in Tableau

16:37

Ryan Sleeper

Unlock new design possibilities by layering sheets and graphics You’ll see how to add: (1) a trend line in the…

Using the (M)OST Model to Create Dashboard Objectives

5:13

Ryan Sleeper

How to Create SMART Objectives to Make Your Dashboards Actionable Ryan talks about how mission statements, objectives, strategies and tactics…

Using Tableau’s INDEX() Function for Easier Top N Filtering

5:28

Ryan Sleeper

Make filter results more predictable by basing them on row number Do your filters ever return a result you weren’t…

Two Ways to Make Dynamic Slope Graphs in Tableau

11:07

Ryan Sleeper

Reveal hidden insights in line graphs by using slope graphs Learn the benefit of slope graphs, a simple formula for…

Two Ways to Make Dumbbell Charts in Tableau

12:54

Ryan Sleeper

An Engaging Option for Comparing Two Dimension Members As opposed to a dot plot alone, dumbbell charts help communicate what…

Two Ways to Make a Tableau Timeline when Events Overlap

9:00

Ryan Sleeper

Add context and discover new insights by separating overlapping marks Timelines are a great option for adding context to visualizations…

Two Ways to Make a Diverging Bar Chart in Tableau

13:53

Ryan Sleeper

Make Bars Diverge Left Even when Values are Positive You will learn how to make diverging bar / tornado /…

Two Ways to Dynamically Display the Top N vs Other in Tableau

10:54

Ryan Sleeper

A tactic for improving the focus of an analysis Reduce the cognitive load on your end users and focus on…

Why do we visualize data?

5:53

Ryan Sleeper

Find and communicate actionable insights See for yourself how preattentive attributes like color help you instantly answer business questions. Ryan…