Join Nate Makdad for an in-depth discussion in this video Visual grouping, part of Creating Interactive Dashboards in Tableau 10.
[Narrator] - So, as we continue to add elements…to our dashboard and working within our template hierarchy,…we want to keep in mind…some visual design practices…while building our dashboard…that will help improve…readability and visual layout.…So, really as we talk about this…we're talking about Visual Grouping…and this is where perception tends to group objects…into a whole instead of individual elements.…So, as an example, with the picture you have onscreen…you don't see a bunch of, you know, rectangles,…orange rectangles sitting next to each other,…but instead, our minds group it together…and make it an arrow.…
And so, our perception is really merging those together…and that's what's going to happen as people…work with and view your dashboards.…So, what are different ways we can take advantage…of this visual grouping?…Well, the first is grouping by a boundary…and, you know, this is pretty easy,…this is just kind of roping things off…so that this is where maybe we can format…our layout containers to kind of give them an outline…
- Sketching your designs
- Formatting data
- Creating cross-data joins
- Creating visuals
- Grouping data
- Using stories vs. tabs
- Changing chart measures and types with interactive parameters
- Making iterations and improvements on your Tableau dashboard design
Skill Level Intermediate
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Data Visualization Tips and Trickswith Matt Francis2h 14m Intermediate
1. Tableau Dashboards
2. Worksheet Design
3. Dashboard Design
4. Designing Interactivity
5. Keeping Your Dashboard Up to Date
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