For the first post of tip week, I thought it would make sense to start with recommendations on how to start using Tableau.
I found Tableau’s starter videos to be very useful before creating my first viz.
There are some great vizzes on Tableau’s Public Gallery for inspiration.
An invaluable lesson is in understanding what those blue & green things mean in Tableau; read this explanation via The Information Lab to find out. Understanding this crucial concept will greatly enhance your capabilities with Tableau, as you’ll learn to think how Tableau thinks.
Finally, plenty of tips & techniques have already been posted on this blog by my colleagues during these first few months.
PS – if you’d like a resource for learning more about data visualisation best practice using real examples, check out http://www.datavizdoneright.com/.