VISUALIZING University DATA WITH TABLEAU

AUGUST 5, 2019  |  STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Join us for a hands-on, high energy introduction to visualizing data with Tableau Software. With its drag-and-drop interface and dynamic output, this is a tool every analyst should have in their kit.

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Welcome to Data Dozen! My name is Erin Waldron and I’m delighted to be collaborating with BEAM to bring you this data visualization workshop. We’ll cover a lot of ground in just three hours, so rest assured all of the resources can be found here. Enjoy!

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

This hands-on workshop is designed to kickstart your Tableau skill set in just three 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 workshop, 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

You’ll get the most out to the workshop if you build your own visualizations throughout the workshop. Here’s how to make sure your laptop is ready to go.

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: IPEDS Admissions Data (2008-2017) It may be a tiny Excel file, but it will power this entire Tableau Workbook. Our complete Tableau workbook is embedded below. Feel free to download your own copy and deconstruct it! And just in case you want to take another look at the introductory slides we’ll begin with, you can download a PDF of the slides here.

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COLLABORATE WITH US

If you’d like to host a workshop for colleagues or students, or have your own Tableau project you’d like to explore with Data Dozen’s guidance, let us know! We’d love to hear from you. Just email contact@datadozen.com.

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QUESTIONS?

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

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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