Week 17: Generation Population


Hey there #WOWzers! How’s everyone doing? Are ready for another great challenge? This one is gonna be a bit different than normal weeks. What’s different about this is the inspiration. This challenge comes as a remake of great, “simple” chart. 

The other night, while scrolling Twitter I came across this tweet from Nathan Yau, author of very popular dataviz website,  FlowingData.com and I instantly knew this would make a great workout. And boy did it! Let’s take a look

Here’s a larger image of his dashboard

So here’s your challenge, let’s recreate this dashboard as closely as possible. There are a few things that I just could not get to match but I got pretty close. If you’re feeling up for it, get closer than I did. Check out my recreation and the requirements below!

Oh and one more thing. Please remember to just have fun! 


  • Dashboard Size: 1250px by 800 px
  • I did my solution in 1 sheet. Can you?
  • Separate the years into Generations
  • Add a total population and % of total by each generation
  • Add the rank of each generation based on total population
  • Sort the based based on year
  • Divide each generation with a dashed line and add a label for that year
  • Colors
    • Background: #DCD2C4
    • Light Teal: 00C3A9
    • Dark Teal: 00AD90
  • Fonts:
    • Title and Annotation: Times New Roman
    • Column Header, Generation line label and tooltip: Courier


This week uses a Census dataset. You can get it here at data.world


When you publish your solution on Tableau Public make sure to take the time and include a link to the original inspiration.  Also include the hashtag #WOW2021 in your description to make it searchable!


After you finish your workout, share on Twitter using the hashtag #WOW2021 and tag @AnnUJackson, @ItsCandraM, @LukeStanke, @_Lorna_Brown and @HipsterVizNinja



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