Interaction design, information architecture, visual design, Tableau development
Individuals looking for educational opportunities in construction and workforce decision-makers
November 2017- April 2018
Each dashboard highlights a different aspect of the Washington state construction industry. Visual consistency through the dashboards allows the user to focus on complex & curated content.
Custom Icon Design
Construction Forecast Building
Each of the orange shapes in the building below represent an occupation within the construction industry. On the live site, this interactive graphic is used to filter the data table, map, and video on the page. I drew the overall shape, and all of the occupation icons, by hand and in Adobe Illustrator.
The Apprenticeship and College Programs dashboards feature data for sixteen occupations within Construction (as determined by Washington state Labor & Industries). For these dashboards, we decided to create a custom icon for each occupation.
I designed a total of 21 icons to represent the variety of jobs in the construction industry, and the types of individuals the industry would like to recruit. Some icons include feminine characteristics to encourage female participation in the construction industry. The varied colors of the icons demonstrate the construction industry's need for a diverse workforce.
Translating Designs to Tableau
A unique challenge of this project was that I was part of the team that directly translated the designs into Tableau. Before this project, I had no experience with Tableau. Everything that I accomplished in this project was learned through trial, error, iteration with my colleagues, and many hours of Tableau tutorials.
Creating the Tableau Training Manual
One of the requirements of the project was to build the site in Tableau. In addition, we were asked to create a tutorial manual for the client that explained how we built the site & how to update it. In order to explain the complex nature of the site we built, I created fifteen diagrams that explain how the dashboards were built, how to use Tableau, and explain the features of the site. The image below shows the first the diagram for each dashboard.