Visual Analytics Fundamentals: Creating Compelling Data Narratives with Tableau

(VA-TABLEAU.AP1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-458-2
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Become a master of visual analytics and data storytelling with the course Visual Analytics Fundamentals: Creating Compelling Data Narratives with Tableau. Through interactive lessons, quizzes, assessments, and hands-on labs, you'll learn how to present data effectively. You will learn to develop skills in data preparation, visual design principles, and utilizing Tableau to create impactful data visualizations and business presentations that will effectively communicate insights to your audience. Virtual labs will help you practice Tableau in a real-time simulated environment.

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Lessons

14+ Lessons | 116+ Exercises | 52+ Flashcards | 52+ Glossary of terms

TestPrep

50+ Pre Assessment Questions | 50+ Post Assessment Questions |

Hands-On Labs

20+ LiveLab | 20+ Video tutorials | 00+ Minutes

1

Preface

  • Three Core Takeaways
  • What You’ll Learn in This Book
  • Who This Course Is For
  • Assumptions
  • Why Tableau?
  • Installing Tableau Desktop
  • How to Use This Text
  • Supporting Materials
  • Contents of This Course
2

Acknowledgment

3

About the Author

4

Welcome to Visual Analytics

  • A Visual Revolution
  • The Evolution from Data Visualization to Visual Data Storytelling
  • A Brief Look at the State of the Industry
  • From Visual to Story: Bridging the Gap
  • Summary
5

The Power of Visual Analytics

  • The Science of Storytelling
  • The Power of Stories
  • Summary
6

Getting Started with Tableau

  • Using Tableau
  • Why Tableau?
  • The Tableau Product Portfolio
  • Getting Started
  • Installing Tableau Desktop
  • Connecting to Data
  • Adding and Replacing Data Sources
  • Basic Data Prep with Data Interpreter
  • Navigating the Tableau Interface
  • Understanding Dimensions and Measures
  • Summary
7

Keeping Visual Analytics in Context

  • Context in Action
  • Exploratory Versus Explanatory Analysis
  • Structuring Visual Analytic Stories
  • Audience Analysis for Storytelling
  • Summary
8

Fundamental Data Visualizations

  • The Bar Chart
  • The Line Chart
  • Pie and Doughnut Charts
  • The Scatter Plot
  • The Packed Bubble Chart
  • The Tree Map
  • The Heat Map
  • Summary
9

Fundamental Maps

  • Types of Maps
  • Summary
10

Design Tips for Curating Visual Analytics

  • Visual Design Building Blocks
  • Color
  • Color Effects
  • Pre-attentive Colors
  • Important Color Considerations
  • The Truth About Red and Green
  • Lines
  • Formatting, Shading, and Banding
  • Shapes
  • Summary
11

Structuring Analytics for Storytelling: Prep, Dashboards, and Stories

  • Basic Data Prep in Tableau: Data Interpreter
  • Storyboarding Your Visual Analytics
  • Summary
12

Beyond Fundamentals: Advanced Visualizations

  • Timelines
  • Bar-in-Bar Charts
  • Likert-Scale Visualizations
  • Lollipop Charts
  • Word Clouds
  • Summary
13

Closing Thoughts

  • Five Steps to Visual Data Storytelling
  • The Important Role of Feedback
  • Ongoing Learning

Appendix A. Tableau Services

  • eLearning
  • Instructor-Led Training
  • Tableau Help
  • Tableau Community
  • Tableau Knowledge Base

4

The Power of Visual Analytics

  • Creating a Story
5

Getting Started with Tableau

  • Creating a Connection in a New Workbook
  • Using the Show Me Card
7

Fundamental Data Visualizations

  • Creating a Bar Chart
  • Creating a Line Chart
  • Creating a Doughnut Chart
  • Creating a Pie Chart
  • Creating a Scatter Plot
  • Creating a Bubble Chart
  • Creating a Tree Map
  • Creating a Heat Map
8

Fundamental Maps

  • Creating a Choropleth Map
  • Creating a Hierarchy
9

Design Tips for Curating Visual Analytics

  • Using the PROPER() Function
  • Creating a Calculated Field
  • Using the Shape Marks Card
11

Beyond Fundamentals: Advanced Visualizations

  • Creating a Bar-in-Bar Chart
  • Creating a Divergent Stacked Bar Chart
  • Creating a Stacked Bar Chart
  • Creating a Lollipop Chart

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