Tableau for Data Visualization (2020)

The Lerner Center hosted a two-day workshop on January 15 and 16, 2020 for faculty, staff, and students to learn Tableau - a data analytics software used to create visual representations such as charts, maps, graphs, and plots. Tableau allows you to:

  • Track data in real time

  • Edit and analyze data

  • Connect to many different data sources

  • Create charts, maps, graphs and other visualizations of data

  • Manipulate data dashboards showing multiple metrics

  • Share customizable data dashboards that stakeholders or partners can edit

The workshop was led by NYC Career Center instructor Faycal Bouguir - a multimedia designer and data visualization specialist with over ten years of teaching experience. Attendees used Tableau Public to practice creating data visualizations from existing data. Tableau Public is a free platform that allows you to easily make stunning data visualizations and share them with the Tableau community. It is great for journalists, writers, bloggers and anyone interested in sharing research findings as digestible and attractive data visualizations. Tableau Public allows you to easily embed your visualizations on a personal website, social media, blog, etc.

We are thrilled that 100% of the attendees rated the workshop as excellent and 100% would recommend it to others! Faycal has kindly provided the Lerner Center with additional Tableau and data visualization resources. We hope you find these valuable in developing your data visualization skills!

Thank you to everyone who attended this event!

tableau for DATA VISUALIZATION WITH Faycal bouguir

Day 1 Agenda

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Room 532, 5th Floor, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Understanding Data / Foundations for Building Data Visualizations

  • Creating Visualizations / Getting Started with Tableau Software

  • Tableau Calculations / Applying Data Calculations to your Visualization

  • Formatting Visualization

  • Manipulating Data in Tableau

  • Advanced Visualization Tools

  • Creating Dashboards and Stories / Using Storytelling, Design and Interactivity

Day 2 Agenda

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Room 532, 5th Floor, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Intro to Data Maps

  • Creating Visualization Maps

  • Creating Custom Charts

  • Distributing & Publishing your Visualization