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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

How to Make a Global Reset Button in Tableau

20:03

Ryan Sleeper

Reset Your Filters With One Click of a Button Ryan demonstrates how to use parameters as filters and how to…

Tableau Box Plots, Disaggregating Measures, and Explain Data

14:10

Ryan Sleeper

Visualize and Analyze the Distribution of Your Data Ryan Sleeper explains aggregation and disaggregation which are critical analytics concepts for…

How to Make Custom Menus in Tableau

25:30

Ryan Sleeper

Take Drop-Down Menus Beyond Basic Formatting and User Experience Move beyond Tableau’s default formatting and UX options by learning how…

How to Make Pareto Charts in Tableau

22:08

Ryan Sleeper

Visualize the 80-20 Rule by Making a Pareto Chart in Tableau Ryan demonstrates how to visualize the 80-20 rule by…

How to Improve the UX of Stacked Bar Charts in Tableau

13:44

Ryan Sleeper

Create Stacked Bar Charts Formatted For a Positive User Experience Ryan demonstrates how to make stacked bar charts in Tableau,…

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…