The Do's and Don'ts of Dashboards

You've got data and you've got insights — now you're ready to share your findings with the world

You’re ready to create a dashboard

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You’ve got data and you’ve got insights—now you’re ready to share your findings with the world. You’re ready to create a dashboard.

A dashboard is your go-to tool for communicating insights about a particular set of data. But, to build a great dashboard—a truly informative and actionable dashboard—it takes more than just putting all of your “aha moments” onto a canvas. There are planning and design elements that must be deliberately accounted for in order to give a dashboard the most bang for your buck.

Read more to learn where to start, what to include, and what to avoid.

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The Tableau dashboard has become the tool of choice for them to monitor how well they're doing on that project and that data cleanup initiative, as well as in the future on monitoring how they're doing from a data quality standpoint. So it's been key there.

Additional Resources

Getting Started with Dashboards and Stories in Tableau

Get to know the basic concepts about Tableau’s dashboards and stories in this free training video. You’ll build skills for creating better layouts, using device designer effectively, implementing interactive actions, and shaping story points.

10 Best Practices for Building Effective Dashboards

A well-designed dashboard is a launch point for your analytics. Armed with the same powerful collection of information, your business makes faster decisions based on a single source of truth.

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