How to layout dashboard elements for optimal viewing.
- [Instructor] Dashboards allow us to group sheets together…into a single dashboard to present to our users.…But there's a couple of design rules that we should…obey when producing a dashboard.…This helps improve the layout and understanding…the data that's going on.…You always have to remember that you have…a limited amount of space with a dashboard,…so you must use your real estate carefully.…The first thing is to always fix the size of your dashboard.…Using the automatic size will fill any screen…that you're using, but the problem with this is…is you're never quite sure what the dashboard…is gonna look like.…
The first thing whenever you create a dashboard…is to fix the size.…There's a number of pre-built sizes that you can use,…or you can set it to custom size.…Which one you use depends on where your dashboard…is gonna be viewed.…If, for example, your organization you know…which size screen everybody's gonna use,…you could set the custom size to that dashboard.…For our example, we're gonna select the laptop size.…
The training starts with one of the most important features in Tableau: the difference between the green and blue pills (discrete and continuous data) and how this affects every single action Tableau performs. Then find out how to add new maps and create more effective dashboards that maximize screen real estate. Discover how actions can link together sheets and provide greater levels of interactivity and performance, and how formatting can make an ordinary dashboard demand attention. Plus, get some bonus tips on performing date and time calculations in Tableau. This course deep-dives into the practical, applicable, and essential skills that anyone doing data visualization and analytics in a professional setting needs to have.
- Green vs. blue pills
- Using filters, colors, and dates
- Connecting to data
- Extracting data
- Cleaning and prepping data
- Pivoting data
- Merging and joining data
- Highlighting data
- Using the Analytics pane
- Creating new maps
- Creating calculations based on parameters
- Designing dashboards
Skill Level Intermediate
Q. Thise course was updated 04/21/2017. What changed?
A. Videos were added to cover features in Tableau 10.2.
1. Green and Blue Pills
2. Connect and Extract Data
3. Transform Data
5. Map Your Data
7. Dashboard Design
8. Useful Calculations
9. Tableau 10.2 Updates
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