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Creating Interactive Tableau Dashboards

via LinkedIn Learning


Discover how to create interactive dashboards that are informative and compelling using Tableau, the data visualization software.


  • Design dashboards in Tableau
  • What you should know
1. Elements of a Good Dashboard
  • The four questions for every dashboard
  • Who is the dashboard for?
  • Where is the dashboard viewed?
  • Why are you making the dashboard?
  • What question do you want to answer?
2. Dashboard Structure
  • Create a basic dashboard
  • Size your dashboard
  • Floating vs. tiles layout
  • How to use layout containers
  • Titles on your dashboard
  • Challenge: Create a basic dashboard
  • Solution: Create a basic dashboard
3. Dashboard Components
  • Apply filters across sheets
  • Highlight data with annotations
  • Additional information and help
  • Collapsible containers to show or hide elements
  • Challenge: Modifying dashboards
  • Solution: Modifying dashboards
4. Dashboard Design Elements
  • Dashboard colors
  • Remove chart junk
  • Visually group elements with borders
  • Challenge: Dashboard design
  • Solution: Dashboard design
5. Interaction with Dashboard Actions
  • Add interaction with actions
  • Filter actions
  • Highlight actions
  • URL actions
  • Go to Sheet
  • Proportional brushing using set actions
  • Asymmetric drill down using set actions
  • Highlight with parameter actions
  • Challenge: Dashboard actions
  • Solution: Dashboard actions
6. Using Stories to Make Dashboards
  • Data viz vs. data stories
  • Narrative structure
  • Big stories
  • Small stories
  • Challenge: Dashboard stories
  • Solution: Dashboard stories
7. One Dataset: Five Dashboards
  • Build an exploratory dashboard
  • Build an informative dashboard
  • Build a data story
  • Build a KPI dashboard
  • Design for tablets and mobile
  • Challenge: Dashboard styles
  • Solution: Dashboard styles
  • Next steps

Taught by

Matt Francis


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