Enhancing Data Visualizations in Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop    |    Intermediate
  • 10 videos | 39m 5s
  • Includes Assessment
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The most effective data visualizations are the ones that clearly communicate their findings. A key part of this communication is formatting. In this 10-video course, learners discover how Tableau Desktop provides a wide range of formatting tools that can be used to change a view's style, and ultimately increase its interpretability. Begin by learning how to use the formatting tools in Tableau Desktop to control formatting at a workbook level, and then use them to customize formatting options in worksheets, dashboards, stories, and individual objects. You can also use the tools to customize the appearance of tables and graphic lines. Discover how to add reference bands to continuous axes in a view; create distribution bands to add reference distributions with two or more values; and examine how to create bullet graphs. You will then learn how to add box plots to continuous axes in a view; use nested table calculations in a view, and explore the process of creating clusters with sample data. Finally, take a look at working with forecasts and prediction intervals.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Use the formatting tools in tableau desktop to control formatting at a workbook level
    Use the formatting tools in tableau desktop to customize formatting options in worksheets, dahsboards, stories and individual objects
    Use the formatting tools in tableau desktop to customize the appearance of tables and graphic lines
    Add reference bands to continuous axes in a view
    Create distribution bands to add reference distributions with two or more values
  • Demonstrate the approach of creating bullet graphs that can replace dashboard gauges and meters
    Add box plots to continuous axes in a view
    Use nested table calculations in a view
    Demonstrates the process of creating clusters with sample data
    Demonstrate the steps involved in creating forecasts and work with prediction intervals

IN THIS COURSE

  • 5m 6s
    Formatting at the workbook level in Tableau Desktop means you can change how fonts, titles, and lines look in every view in your workbook. Formatting at the workbook level is a good idea if you have a company or personal style you want every view to adhere to. FREE ACCESS
  • 6m 8s
    Formatting is an important part of working in Tableau Desktop as it affects the appearance of your vizzes and so impacts the effectiveness of what your trying to communicate. See how to format the various elements of your vizzes, down to individual fonts, objects, and fields. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Formatting tables & lines
    4m 30s
    The nature of tables and their structure mean that sometimes the data they present is harder to interpret when compared to other types of visualizations. It's therefore important that you understand how to format them. We'll look at formatting the different elements of a table in this video. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Inserting reference bands
    3m 21s
    You can add reference bands to any continuous axis in Tableau Desktop. Reference bands are shaded areas behind the marks in the view between two values on the axis. You can apply reference bands on a per table, pane, or cell basis. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Inserting distribution bands
    2m 46s
    Distribution bands add bands to your view with gradients of shading to indicate the distribution of values along the axis. Distribution can be defined by percentages, percentiles, quantiles, or standard deviation. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Creating bullet graphs
    2m 48s
    You can use the reference tools in Tableau Desktop to create a bullet graph. A bullet graph is a variation of a bar graph and is generally used to compare a primary measure to other measures within qualitative ranges of performance, such as poor, satisfactory and good. We'll use Show Me to simplify the process of creating a bullet graph in this video. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Inserting box plots
    2m 52s
    A box plot is used to display the distribution of values along an axis. As we already know, you can create a box plot using Show Me; however, we'll look at creating a manual box plot in Tableau Desktop in this video. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Inserting nested table calculations
    2m 53s
    In Tableau Desktop, you can create nested table calculations that allow you to compute configurations for individual calculations independently. In this video, we'll look at creating a nested table calculation with a calculated field that contains more than one calculated field with a table calculation. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Clustering using Tableau Desktop
    3m 39s
    Clustering is a statistical tool that partitions marks in the view into clusters. Using K- means analysis, Tableau assigns marks to clusters based on a set of variables. You can control these variables, set the number of clusters and, if desired, create groups from clusters. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Working with forecasts & prediction intervals
    5m 2s
    Tableau Desktop offers forecasting tools that allow you to gauge estimated future values. You can create a forecast in your view as long as you have at least one date dimension and one measure. Once created, you can then configure the prediction intervals and field results. FREE ACCESS

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