#Data16 Presentation: Fun or Serious? How to use both to improve your dashboards

Tableau Conference 2016 is over and I’m still digesting everything I saw, giddy with excitement over the new features that were previewed, and already looking forward to seeing everyone again at #Data17 in Vegas!


Tableau Conference 2016

Hanging out with data friends Bridget Cogley and Michelle Wallace!

I was deeply honored to present a session at conference (Fun or Serious? How to use both to improve your dashboards) and I promised the audience to post some materials on this blog.  If you missed the session, then you can watch it hereThank you, Tableau, for making session videos available to everyone!

Here’s a bit about the session:

From the creative to the artistic to games, designing dashboards in Tableau can be a lot of fun! But dashboards can have a serious side too. Serious and fun are both important. You need to use both to make a positive difference, engage your audience, and bring about change in an organization. In this Tableau Zen Master session, through numerous examples of Tableau dashboards and techniques you’ll learn how to have fun, express creativity, and also tell serious data stories. From Bob Ross to Healthcare and Star Trek to Highway Repairs, Joshua will show you how to get the balance right.

…and some resources:

  • The Tableau Workbook (some dashboards had to be removed due to sensitive data, sorry – but I did snag some screenshots and included them in the slide deck)
  • The PowerPoint slide deck
  • The session video (you’ll have to register if you didn’t attend conference – but it’s free! And you can catch other sessions there too!)


By the way, check out these fantastic recaps of #data16:


See you next year (if not sooner!)

Viz long and prosper

2 Responses so far.

  1. Kate Brown says:

    I loved your session at TC16!!

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