Learn how to use data visualization techniques to explore and understand data, and then communicate insights in powerful ways.
About This Book
* Discover best practices, approaches, and techniques to deliver effective dashboards
*Explore the latest version of Tableau Desktop with hands-on activities
*Gain insights into the fundamentals of Tableau storytelling
Who This Book Is For
If you are struggling to deal with presenting your data or your dashboards look like a school project, then this is an ideal course that will solve your struggles and "raise the bar" on your data visualization. To grasp the concepts faster, you must have already been using Tableau for at least a few months and should be familiar enough with the tool.
What You Will Learn
* Build effective and professional looking data visualizations
*Create various chart types in Tableau
*Identify which chart types are the right ones to create based on the data
*Apply hints and tips to add a professional edge to your data visualizations
*Identify when to use factual reporting versus powerful storytelling
*Understand and use data visualization best practices effectively in Tableau
Data visualization is a key part of monitoring performance in businesses because it enables us to easily understand complex data sets. Through this course, you'll learn the fundamentals and best practices of data visualization and produce a power data story using Tableau.
You'll begin by improving a bad dashboard using various visual considerations, such as visual processing, data to ink ratio, and dashboard interactivity. After you get familiar with representing data using bar charts, sparklines, and action filters, you'll learn how to present financial metrics by building bullet graphs and using parameters to drive filters.You'll learn to create a tabular dashboard to present data that is calculated by creating context filters and report filters. You'll build a summary dashboard by using the analytics features, such as reference line and forecast. You'll learn to combine several data sources using the join and blend features. As the course nears completion, you'll learn how to run performance recordings and understand the results. You'll discover how data set-up and dashboard design affects application performance. The course ends by showing how to publish to the Tableau Server.
By the end of the course, you will feel confident to use Tableau and deliver great looking solutions that will wow and please your audience.
Publisher: Packt Publishing Limited
Number of pages: 374
Dimensions: 235 x 191 mm