Thanks to everyone for coming to the Intro to Tableau Workshop, and special thanks to Mike Ramos and Dave for giving such a great presentation! We're glad to see all the interest in Tableau and data visualization and are excited to help everyone get started!
If you missed the workshop or would like to refresh your new Tableau skills, click here for a full video of the presentation, extra resources, and the reference Tableau workbook.
One way to distinguish your visualization is to add a level of interaction for the user. In this case, we are going to explore using a Parameter to dynamically highlight items in our visualization. For example, if you are giving a presentation about which cities have the highest sales, a Parameter will help you highlight the top several cities for emphasis.
Sometimes, you want to create a quick visualization in Tableau but don’t want to go through the steps of connecting to your dataset. For smaller datasets, Tableau gives you the option to Copy and Paste the data directly.
When visualizing university data, for design and consistency purposes, Stragetic Communications stresses adherence to the color scheme provided in the UC Davis Marketing Toolbox. Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to upload the UCD Color Palette to your Tableau dashboard.