As demonstrated in the Heat maps post, Tableau users tend to create a hybrid of Heat maps and Highlight tables. This post will focus on the pure “Show Me” definition of the chart type – data encoded by colour and text.
The Information Lab uploaded this overview:
The video above was supported with this blog post:
Carly Capitula works her magic again on the interworks.com site:
And Ryan Sleeper‘s excellent ‘Tableau 201’ series also picks up this chart type:
Highlight tables are not generally published in their standard state. The trend is more manually created “Heat maps” which combine element of Highlight tables and Heat maps. As ever, if a good example of a default Highlight table is brought to my attention, I’ll readily include it.