In this chapter, we revisit the core principles of data visualization and learn how to use Tableau to turn your data into informative, useful, and attractive charts, from basic to more intermediate ones.
Having already explored the first steps in data visualization, you will go through a practical course on best charting practices and learn the dos and don’ts. You will also focus on increasing the interactivity of our visualizations by using dashboard actions to your advantage.
This chapter focuses on map charting, starting with classic geospatial visualizations and progressing to non-geo use cases, such as visualizing schematics, processes, or traffic. You will also learn how to work with spatial data types and how to beautify your maps.
In the final Chapter, you will focus on expanding your visualization toolbox with more fancy charts. You will learn how to build, among others, a Waffle chart, DNA chart, and a Sankey chart, and learn how to style them and assemble them into a brand-consistent infographic or dashboard with intuitive navigation. Finally, you will pick a few takeaways from the analysis and assemble them into a data story.