Free Webinar—Better Dashboards in Tableau 8
Video and Slides Now Available

201306-Freakalytics-Nuclear-Power-602Attend this complimentary webinar for ideas and inspiration to design informative, dynamic and captivating dashboard experiences with Tableau 8.

The webinar is past but you can watch the recording, download the workbook and view the slides below.

In this complimentary webinar, Stephen will walk you through the steps to build one of the advanced dashboards that ships in Tableau 8. Stephen will be using the World Nuclear Power Plants example that he designed while Director of Analytics at Tableau. Stephen was inspired to create this example based on the work of Peter Aldhous at The New Scientist.

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This webinar is an advanced review of features useful to people already familiar with the basics of dashboard development in Tableau. If you are new to dashboard development in Tableau, you can attend for ideas of what is possible with dashboards in Tableau 8. A sample workbook link will be provided for attendees to follow along and experiment with some of the features demonstrated during this webinar.
The webinar video

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The webinar workbooks
Download the attendee workbooks here (a .zip file,
download it and extract the two packaged workbooks)
Video Index
02:42 Starting point-Peter’s dashboard
04:04 Repurposing Peter’s work
08:14 Our plan for this dashboard
10:00 What I built, included in Tableau 8 samples
11:02 Features in this webinar & 1st view – % of whole
23:08 On to the 2nd view – time series
27:02 Add a parameter to 2nd view
43:49 3rd view – map
46:18 Start building dashboard
49:23 Uh-oh, actions I forgot about!
52:40 Dirty secrets of dashboard development
55:41 Sometimes a dashboard is too much!
58:53 Attendee question and answers
The presentation from this webinar

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When Stephen was Director of Analytics at Tableau, he created this version of the webinar dashboard. It ships with Tableau 8 Desktop and Server.

The webinar is past. Watch the recording, download the workbooks and view the slides above.

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