Andy Cotgreave

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Andy Cotgreave helps people see and understand their data. He shares his passion for visual analysis and data technologies through his own projects, his writing, and speaking at industry conferences like SXSW and Visualized. You can find him on Twitter at @acotgreave.

Andy is a visual analytics expert at Tableau. He has been with Tableau in various roles since 2011 ranging from product consultant to product marketing to his current role as Senior Technical Evangelist. Prior to Tableau he was a data analyst at the University of Oxford.

Andy’s role at Tableau gives him the opportunity to work with customers, the media and analysts across all industries to help them understand the trends in visual analytics and develop their own data-discovery skills.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Andy Cotgreave and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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Why design theory should apply to business intelligence

How to apply design theory to dashboards to get the most from your data.

Will Alexa become my companion data analyst?

Will Alexa become my companion data analyst?

How a smart assistant can eventually become your organization's next data rock star

What can data visualization learn from punks?

What can data visualization learn from punks?

How a punk ethic to data journalism can lead to faster insight.

Data visualization and the U.S. election throughout history

Data visualization and the U.S. election throughout history

A look at how the media has visualized the U.S. election process throughout history

Data visualization and the history of U.S. elections

Data visualization and the history of U.S. elections

A look at how the media has visualized the U.S. election process throughout history

Find hidden insights in your data: Ask why and why again

Find hidden insights in your data: Ask why and why again

Embrace your inner child when analyzing data - ask the data "why," rather than "what."

Lies, damn lies, and statistics: How to take something positive from the UK’s EU referendum campaign

Lies, damn lies, and statistics: How to take something positive from the UK’s EU referendum campaign

This is how a simple manipulation of a data visualization's title, color and orientation can change the context of the entire story.

When charts attack! Why statistics still matter in politics

When charts attack! Why statistics still matter in politics

This article evaluates the usage, both responsibly and irresponsibly, of statistics in politics

The inevitability of data visualization criticism

The inevitability of data visualization criticism

This article from Tableau Software's Andy Cotgreave examines the core purpose of a data visualization: Is the goal to communicate an idea to an audience, or to foster engagement with the visualization itself?

To move forward with data visualization, look backwards

To move forward with data visualization, look backwards

Look at the future of visual data analysis by taking a look backward at the history of the art -- featuring visualization examples from pioneers Joseph Priestley, William Playfair and Florence Nightingale.

What to expect from data storytelling in 2016

What to expect from data storytelling in 2016

Five years ago, data journalism focused on rich interactives designed primarily for a monitor or laptop screen. Those interactives were complete applications, destinations to be browsed to. The world has changed. We scroll through...

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