The aim of this Two day virtual classroom Tableau Visual Analytics training is to add to your visual analysis toolbox. You will strengthen your analytical skills and gain an understanding of visualization best practices. You will become a better analyst, designer, and communicator.


You are an experienced Tableau user who wants to learn more about best practices for sharing information
and insights. The Visual Analytics course helps Tableau users design visualizations that viewers can easily understand and use. This course uses Tableau to develop and discuss visualizations, but does not include instruction on how to use Tableau products—we expect that you already know how to navigate and use Tableau


You should already know how to use Tableau well. Ideally, you have taken the Fundamentals, Intermediate or ExistBI’s unique 3-day Tableau Desktop Bootcamp I courses, but this is not an official prerequisite. Be aware that we won’t introduce you to product features or walk you through step-by step instructions.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction

  • What is visual analytics?
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the human visual system

Module 2: Laying the Groundwork for Visual Analysis

  • The analytical process
  • Preparing for analysis

Module 3: Visual Mapping Techniques

  • Working with human perceptual and cognitive processes
  • Encoding data into visual form
  • Working with color

Module 4: Solving Real-World Problems

  • Getting a feel for your data
  • Time series analysis
  • Comparing categories and measures
  • Mapping

Module 5: Communicating Your Findings

  • Fine-tuning for more effective visualization
  • Storytelling and guided analytics
  • Dashboards