I was doing some 'spring cleaning' (yes, optimistic this time of year in the Northeast) and came across my collection of Tableau buttons, of which I am very fond . I spread them out on my desk and started playing around with different layouts. Since it's pretty gloomy, I thought rays of sunshine were fun.
Those rays of sunshine lit up my creativity and got me thinking how to create the idea in Tableau. Honestly, I didn't want to do it because it would involve math -- but for you, I persevered. By the way, to work with angles in Tableau, you have to convert degrees to radians:
MOBILE viewers: the design looks compressed vs. compared to the desktop
Turns out, the hardest part was taking a picture of the buttons (see Original Photo tab) with the least amount of reflection, and then cropping out each button for a custom shape.
The math 'challenge' was figuring the position of each button; read notes in the Angle and Running Radius calculations. Check out 'How the Data Fits' tab to see the image layout.
I wish you a day filled with sunshine. Excelsior!
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