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Oct 11, 2019
3h 17m

Tableau Dashboards can create wonderful visuals for all kinds of data but it's easy for those visuals to lose effectiveness. In this course, Building Effective Dashboards with Tableau Desktop, you will gain the technical knowledge to effectively create and deliver high-quality content. First, you will learn the science behind dashboarding. Next, you will discover how you can enable your end users to interact with your data by using dashboard actions. You will also learn advanced dashboarding techniques like object padding, extensions, and nested layout containers. Finally, you will explore tips and tricks to design for mobile. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of effectively building dashboards needed to successfully communicate a compelling data story.

About the author
About the author

Pooja is a recognized 2x Tableau Zen Master, co-founder of The Data Duo and an accomplished analytics and visualizations practitioner.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
(Adam) Hi everyone. My name is Adam Crahen. I am the head of data visualization engineering here at Pluralsight, and I'm also a 2018 Tableau Zen Master. (Pooja) And my name is Pooja Gandhi. Welcome to our course, Building Effective Dashboards with Tableau Desktop. I'm a lead analytics engineer here at Pluralsight, and I'm also a two-time Tableau Zen Master. (Adam) Together, we cofounded the data visualization blog, Tableau is one of the world's most popular data visualization tools that helps people see and understand their data, but you need to know the why and the how behind data and analytics in order to be effective. (Pooja) In this course, you will learn all the ins and outs of building beautiful and functional dashboards in Tableau. Some of the major topics we will cover include using pre-attentive attributes to reduce the cognitive load on your users, how and when to use interactivity to enhance the user experience, and we will cover many advanced dashboarding techniques like glaring, padding, and mobile design. By the end of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of how to bring all your analysis together into a cohesive dashboard. (Adam) Before beginning this course, you should know how to connect and manipulate data, build worksheets, and have a good understanding of using calculated fields. If you are unfamiliar with any of these topics, check out our other Tableau courses on Manipulating Data, Building Common Chart Types, and Using Calculated Fields. We hope you'll join us on this journey to learn about data visualization with the Building Effective Dashboards in Tableau Desktop course, (Pooja) thedataduo style, (Adam) at Pluralsight.