Monday, October 22, 2012

Where's my viz? When Desktop hides the current viz's tab.

It's pretty frustrating to create a new viz—worksheet or dashboard, and have Tableau decide that it's not going to make the viz's tab visible in the tab bar.

This happens pretty frequently, particularly when the workbook has a fair number of dashboards and worksheets in it, and is most annoying when building a new viz and need to change its name from the default.

Similar to the previous post about the need to show the active element in the table list, this is a violation of the usability principle of providing the affordances with which the User can manipulate the objects in their current context.

1 comment:

  1. I am not sure sure what you mean here, are you saying that you can create a new tab, and then you scroll away from it, or does Tableau auto scroll away? how would you recreate this situation you describe?