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Tableau Dashboard Cookbook by Jen Stirrup

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Chapter 7. Visual Best Practices

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Coloring your numbers
  • Dueling with dual axes
  • Where is the three-dimensional data?
  • Eating humble pie – Pie charts or not?
  • Sizing to make a data story

Introduction

Why is data visualization so important, and how can we do it well? Data visualization is often the initial pain point in a project. People don't have enough reports and data visualizations, and they simply want more of them. In order to build a business strategy, leaders and decision makers need to understand what they want to achieve, and what the existing terrain of the organization is.

Businesses require that operational reporting solutions deliver results that can be predicted and are operationally efficient ...

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