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Mastering Tableau by David Baldwin

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Dashboard design

Now that we have completed our discussion of visualization theory, let's turn our attention to dashboard design. We'll begin by asking the question: What is a dashboard? The question is rather difficult to answer; however, its usage in everyday conversation in many organizations would suggest that people have a definite idea of what a dashboard is. Furthermore, search engine results provide no shortage of definitions. But those definitions can differ significantly and even be contradictory.

Why is it so difficult to define a dashboard? In part, it is because data visualization as a whole and dashboarding specifically is an emerging field that combines many other disciplines. These disciplines include statistical analysis, graphic ...

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