2019 Tableau Symposium View Other Sessions

Welcome to the 2019 Tableau Symposium hosted by Information and Technology Services (ITS) and Health Information Technology & Services (HITS). We have Tableau representatives from both Campus and Michigan Medicine as well as Tableau Partners.

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Roberston Auditorium
Tableau Representatives

There’s a reason why Tableau is so popular in higher education: we empower everyone in higher ed to see and understand their data. Tableau’s wide range of built-in analytic capabilities means you spend less time worrying about manually creating calculations, designing visualizations, and formatting dashboards and more time asking and answering questions of your data. This workshop is a 2-hour, presenter-guided session through three phases of the visual analytics process: connecting to data, analyzing data, and sharing data. Our dataset is the publicly available Federal Aviation Authority data on animal strikes against planes. 

By the end of the workshop, participants will have:

Built on their existing Tableau fundamentals with practice connecting to new data in Tableau Desktop and publishing a data source to a Tableau Server sandbox environment;

Improved their Tableau Server Web Authoring skillset by creating five different visualizations and an interactive dashboard in a sandbox environment;

Gained familiarity and knowledge of when to apply several visual best practices based on preattentive processing theory, which can be used to improve the effectiveness of vizzes.


Attendees are expected to have basic- to intermediate-level familiarity with Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server. Attendees will need to bring their own laptops and have Tableau Desktop (2019.2 is preferred) or a trial installed. Trials may be downloaded here: www.tableau.com/desktop. Internet access is required.

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