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Tableau Cookbook – Recipes for Data Visualization by Shweta Sankhe-Savale

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Combining multiple visualizations into a dashboard

A very important yet often neglected aspect of dashboard design is its ability to communicate information in a seamless and coherent manner; without this, a dashboard becomes nothing more than a series of unrelated views and scattered information.

In order to make the dashboard more holistic and useful, it needs to be designed with a specific purpose in mind. Different people in an organization will need different slices of information and each resulting dashboard should be aligned to this specific purpose. For example, a CXO will typically want to look at a higher or macro level of information that gives him a pulse of the overall health of the business, whereas a marketing head would want to ...

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