Learn – Connect – Enjoy is the slogan of the Tableau Community, and I find it really appropriate.
I spent the last week having a lot of fun on the forum, connecting with people with different skill levels but with a passion (or duty…) in common: Visualizing and Understanding Data with Tableau!
The first thing I want to highlight, is that the Community is an extraordinary place to learn, and it is also super rewarding:
I also have to say that sometimes things can go a little bit crazy out there…
At the end of the week, I can summarize what I learnt about the most common user experience with tableau in two bullet points:
Despite the love for tables, during the week I was able to accept a lot of visualization challenges. I tried to do my best in providing people with the best solution not only for achieving their concrete needs, but for learning the most out of it.
I always tried to explain properly the whys and hows of each step, and to provide some hint or some alternative solution when I thought there could have been a better way to visualize those figures.
I mean, Data Visualization without meaningfulness is just a nice drawing. After four months of training, I would feel bad if I could only be able to advice people on how to drag and drop stuff properly.
Here below I collected four example of four questions I found interesting, for different reasons.
All the examples are in a packaged workbooks downloadable here.
In the end, after a week of nights spent on the community, I really have to say I am pretty satisfied of my results, in terms of people helped and stuff learnt!
After all, in just five days, I made my journey from a zero-points “Vizitor”, to a five-hundreds-one “Data Cowboy”!