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(10)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 30, 2019
Duration
1h 14m
Description

As the collection of data increases exponentially every year, there is a shortage of talent for interpreting and presenting data in a meaningful way. In this course, Building Effective Data Communications with Tableau Desktop, you will learn foundational knowledge and gain the ability to turn raw data into insightful visualizations. First, you will learn about the appropriate chart types to use based on the questions to be answered. Next, you will discover effective ways to layout and format dashboards based on your intentions. Finally, you will explore how to add additional context, such as tooltips, annotations, and labels to support your dashboards. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of data visualization using Tableau needed to present data effectively.

About the author
About the author

Tim is a managing partner at Velocity Group - a data-centric development company specializing in data modeling and visualization.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey, everyone. My name is Tim Lafferty, and welcome to my course, Building Effective Data Communications with Tableau. I am the cofounder of Velocity Group, a data engineering firm in Atlanta. It's no secret that the amount of data collected is growing at an alarming rate. In fact, it's growing so quickly that many industries are having trouble finding enough employees that have the skillset to present data in a meaningful way. Data visualization is more in demand than ever, and there's no sign of slowing down. This course is built around communication ideas to ensure that you understand the smaller details that affect the bigger picture. Some of the major topics that we will cover include choosing the right chart types based on the insight you're presenting, choosing layouts that are most effective based on your intent, understanding the higher-level concepts of formatting options, and adding context to support your data visualizations. By the end of this course, you'll know how to effectively convey the messages within your data. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar Tableau Desktop environment at a basic level, but this course is really geared towards beginners.