Small Changes, Big Impact: Quick Tableau Dashboard Tips


Small Changes, Big Impact: Quick Tableau Dashboard Tips

When it comes to creating a dashboard in Tableau, your options are endless. It can be a time-consuming, and sometimes overwhelming, task to consider all of the ways you can customize your data visualization. Colors, calculations, filters, icons, menus … it’s a lot to sift through.

Quick and Easy Tableau Dashboard Tricks

In this video, I share some of my favorite go-to options for fast and simple dashboard clean-up:

  • Increase white space
  • Use a clear font hierarchy
  • Define distinct spaces
  • Streamline and smooth out visual layout

If you want more, you can find a workbook on my Tableau Public profile that shows a before-and-after transformation using these four tips. Explore, interact with the features and even download the workbook to feel the difference firsthand.

I hope these easy fixes help you as you work through designing your Tableau dashboards. While these changes may seem minor, they can make a huge difference in delivering your data through a meaningful, visually accessible user experience. And if you’d like more direct support from InterWorks, reach out to our team, and we’d be happy to help you with all of your tech and data challenges.

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