TWO TABLEAU WORKSHOPS FROM DATA DOZEN

built for Harvard University’s Strategic Data Project’s 2020 Winter Workshop

AN INTRODUCTION TO VISUALIZING DATA
WITH TABLEAU

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020  |  COHORT 11
Join us for a hands-on, high energy introduction to visualizing data with Tableau. With its drag-and-drop interface and dynamic output, this is a tool every analyst should have in their kit.
workbook  step-by-step guide

DESIGNING TABLEAU DASHBOARDS YOUR AUDIENCE LOVES TO USE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020  |  COHORT 10
Take your Tableau skills to the next level. This checklist of design fundamentals produces dashboards that offer both aesthetic impact and precise interpretations that your audience will love.
 workbook   slides   step-by-step guide

Start
Here

Welcome to Data Dozen! My name is Erin Waldron and I’m delighted to be joining the SDP Fellows’ 2020 Winter Workshop. As you look through all the sessions, here’s a bit of information to help you decide if this workshop is right for you.

WHY TABLEAU?

With its intuitive interface, malleable charts, and engaging output, Tableau has taken the data world by storm. If you’ve never seen a Tableau dashboard in action, check out one of the examples below. Each were built with the software’s completely free version, Tableau Public, which we’ll use during the workshop.

HARRY POTTER SPELLS

Skyler Johnson

HOME RUN RECORDS

Curtis Harris

NEW YORK CITY TREES

Ann Jackson and Josh Jackson

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

These hands-on workshops are designed to kickstart your Tableau skill set in just two hours. With an emphasis on Tableau’s key functionalities and practical applications, we’ll progress from basic charts to dynamic dashboards that incorporate interactive filters and design theory. By the end of the workshops, here’s what you’ll be able to do:

CREATE DYNAMIC DASHBOARDS

We will spend nearly all our time together building visualizations in Tableau. By the time you leave, you’ll have created three interactive dashboards from scratch, complete with intriguing tooltips and dynamic filters.

IDENTIFY THE BEST CHARTS

With good data visualizations, form should always follow function. We’ll discuss which types of charts work best for which types of data, and point out how to avoid common visualization missteps along the way.

DIVE INTO YOUR OWN DATA

With your newly minted skill set, you’ll be ready to dive into your own data when you return to your organization. If you work with public data sources, all the better! You can continue to create visualizations with Tableau Public for free!

HOW TO
PREPARE

If these workshops sound like the right session for you, there are just three things to do before you arrive. Don’t worry. They’ll only take a few minutes.

1) DOWNLOAD TABLEAU PUBLIC

Tableau Public is a completely free version of this powerful software. Before you bring your laptop to the workshop, just click here to download Tableau Public.

2) CREATE A TABLEAU PUBLIC ACCOUNT

Once you’ve download the application, go back to Tableau Public’s website and create an account. This will allow you to save what you build.

3) Download the data

Just click right here to download the data set: Tableau Data – Harvard SDP Winter Workshop 2020. It may be a tiny Excel file, but it will power this entire Tableau Workbook.

GOT
QUESTIONS?

If you’ve got questions about this workshop, I’d love to chat. Just send me an email at contact @ datadozen.com and we’ll get your questions answered.

YOUR FEEDBACK

Thank you so much for making the time to participate in this workshop. We’d love to know what you thought. 

TAKE THE SURVEY

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If you enjoyed Data Dozen’s teaching style and would like to collaborate in the future, we’d be delighted to contribute to your upcoming data visualization goals. 

HOST A WORKSHOP

Bring Data Dozen’s expertise and enthusiasm to your team. We offer a variety of hands-on Tableau workshops as well as tool-agnostic presentations about data visualization more broadly. We’d be delighted to help kickstart the next chapter of visual analytics at your organization. Learn more about hosting a workshop here

CONSULT WITH AN EXPERT

Give your latest data visualization project a boost with Data Dozen’s expertise. We’ll help you expedite your timeline and elevate your final product. With every one-on-one consultation, our top priority is expanding your knowledge base and analytic independence. Start the conversation here.

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OUR MISSION

To help democratize quantitative knowledge by creating educational resources and experiences that make data visualization–and by extension, data itself–approachable, exciting, and meaningful.

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