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Tableau Dashboard Cookbook by Jen Stirrup

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Interacting with your first data visualization

In this recipe, we will learn about interacting with your first visualization and look at different visualizations that are available to you in Tableau. The Show Me panel provides you with a range of options to create data visualizations. Some of these can be adapted so that they pack a lot of information into a very small space, which is ideal for dashboarding. In this recipe, we will look at creating a bullet chart, which has been designed to retain a balance between packing the maximum amount of information into the minimum amount of space while also retaining clarity.

The bullet chart was devised by a data visualization expert and thought leader, Stephen Few. It is designed to replace charts and ...

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