Tableau Visual Analytics

 2 Days
Delivery Methods
 VILT    Private Group

Learn best practices for sharing information and insights with others. The Visual Analytics course helps you design visualizations that others can easily understand and use.

Take advantage of the flexible class options below. We have this class available as either full days or spread out over 5 half days.


Upcoming Class Dates and Times

Jan 24  - Jan 28, 2022
9:00AM - 11:30AM Central
2 Days
Virtual Instructor Led

Who Should Attend

You are an experienced Tableau user who wants to learn more about best practices for sharing information and insights. The Visual Analytics course helps Tableau users design visualizations that viewers can easily understand and use. This course uses Tableau to develop and discuss visualizations, but does not include instruction on how to use Tableau products—we expect that you already know how to navigate and use Tableau.

Course Objectives

  • Design visualizations to effectively leverage sensory and short-term memory.
  • Design visualizations to inform viewers without misleading.
  • Effectively use chart types to answer specific questions.
  • Design dashboards and stories using visual best practices.


1 - Agenda
  • Visual analytics process
  • Describe the visual analytics process and its advantages
  • Memory and processing
  • Analyze how memory is used to interpret visualizations
  • Revise visualizations to reduce cognitive load
  • Effectively use pre-attentive attributes in visualizations
  • Informing without misleading
  • Identify ways to design visualizations so they inform
  • without misleading
  • Using chart types effectively
  • Identify the most appropriate chart types to answer
  • specific questions
  • Identify best practices and considerations for a variety of
  • chart types
  • Effectively use chart types to answer specific questions
  • Designing dashboards and stories
  • Identify visual best practices for dashboard and story
  • design
  • Describe the process of designing a dashboard or story
  • Create a dashboard or story using visual best practices


You should already know how to use Tableau well. Ideally, you have taken Desktop I: Fundamentals and Desktop II: Intermediate courses, but this is not an official prerequisite. Be aware that we won’t introduce you to product features or walk you through step-by-step instructions

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