Here are a few screen shots of what I have going on in Tableau. Right now, I am playing with two different data sets while I am trying to figure things out — pay scale in sports and most popular names by state from 1910-2012. At first, I was planning to go the sports direction, but now I am leaning towards the baby names. I think I can better tell a “story” with that data set.
So far I have been watching tutorials, uploading the data set and playing with the different ways to put the charts/graphs together. I am still really confused about how to make all the different parts of the data set to work together because right now I can only make a decent chart out of two of the parts (not all four — hoping that makes sense…?)
Once I figure things out more, I will sketch and really plan out my “story.” As of now, I am thinking I better focus on just one state since it covers so many different years. Or maybe, if I have time, create the same type of chart for all states but make them all individual.