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Contactinformation
Heather Scalf
Director of Assessment
scalf@uta.edu
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attri...
Visualizations
and Tableau
My source
Jones, B. (2014). Communicating data with
tableau. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly.
Data pyramid
Image via
visualisingadvocacy.org/blog/disinformation-
visualization-how-lie-datavis
Principles of communicating data
• Know your goal
Who?
Why?
GOAL
What?
Principles of communicating data
• Use the right data, and know your data
Image via http://www.multiplexcomic.com/strip/801
Principles of communicating data
• Use the best
visualizations
• What is the best way
to encode your data
for understandin...
Principles of communicating data
• Design for aesthetics
https://public.tableau.com/views/Oktoberfest/English?:embed=y&:lo...
Principles of communicating data
• Design for aesthetics
Principles of communicating data
• Choose an effective
medium/channel OR
use the
medium/channel
that you have most
effecti...
Principles of communicating data
• Check the results
Image via http://viz.wtf/post/59439335703/well-that-clears-things-rig...
????
Image from http://viz.wtf/post/134344924614/always-from-the-west
What about that metadata?
• Jay Z Top 25
What about that metadata?
Image via http://www.svds.com/rockandroll/#themoodyblues
Tableau Public
• https://public.tableau.com/s/
How to…
• Open Tableau Public software
• Connect to data—a file (Excel, Access, etc), a
server or other saved data source
...
?
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Intro to visualization

  1. 1. Contactinformation Heather Scalf Director of Assessment scalf@uta.edu This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
  2. 2. Visualizations and Tableau
  3. 3. My source Jones, B. (2014). Communicating data with tableau. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly.
  4. 4. Data pyramid Image via visualisingadvocacy.org/blog/disinformation- visualization-how-lie-datavis
  5. 5. Principles of communicating data • Know your goal Who? Why? GOAL What?
  6. 6. Principles of communicating data • Use the right data, and know your data Image via http://www.multiplexcomic.com/strip/801
  7. 7. Principles of communicating data • Use the best visualizations • What is the best way to encode your data for understanding? 0 5 10 Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 Chart Title Series 1 Series 2 Series 3 Sales 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Image via Computing for sustainability/
  8. 8. Principles of communicating data • Design for aesthetics https://public.tableau.com/views/Oktoberfest/English?:embed=y&:loadOrderID=0&:display_count=yes&:showTabs=y
  9. 9. Principles of communicating data • Design for aesthetics
  10. 10. Principles of communicating data • Choose an effective medium/channel OR use the medium/channel that you have most effectively • Use shading or color gradation for interactive vizzes • Don’t build super busy dashboards designed for mobile devices • Add filtering capabilities for greater depth
  11. 11. Principles of communicating data • Check the results Image via http://viz.wtf/post/59439335703/well-that-clears-things-right-up-s
  12. 12. ???? Image from http://viz.wtf/post/134344924614/always-from-the-west
  13. 13. What about that metadata? • Jay Z Top 25
  14. 14. What about that metadata? Image via http://www.svds.com/rockandroll/#themoodyblues
  15. 15. Tableau Public • https://public.tableau.com/s/
  16. 16. How to… • Open Tableau Public software • Connect to data—a file (Excel, Access, etc), a server or other saved data source • Choose tables/worksheets that you want to visualize • Open Tableau worksheet, drag and drop elements to reveal your story
  17. 17. ?

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