Designing Tableau visualizations for mobile (Hosted by Tableau)

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Ben Jones of Tableau Software
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 14 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Coral A
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Are mobile readers of your news site becoming more and more common? If your news organization is like others we’ve worked with, the percent of readers using phones and tablets to read your content is well over half of the overall number, and growing fast. Creating data visualizations for these small form-factors is very challenging. Learn how to use Tableau to create sheets and dashboards that work great, even on phones and tablets. 

  • *Design considerations, including layout and formatting
  • *Dashboard sizing for a range of screen widths
  • *Interactivity – filtering and tooltips
  • *Options to embed visualizations to respond to reader device

Some experience with Tableau Public is recommended. Taking one of the earlier Tableau sessions should suffice. Laptops will be provided. This is a free training, however you must be registered for the IRE Conference to attend this class.  Limited seats are available.  There may be a few seats available on-site.

Speaker Bios

  • Ben Jones is the Director of Tableau Public for Tableau Software in Seattle and the author of Communicating Data with Tableau (O'Reilly, 2014). He leads a team of data analysts that work with journalists and bloggers to share interactive data on the web. He's also an avid user of Tableau Public himself, publishing vizzes and tutorials at DataRemixed. Ben has a background in mechanical engineering (BSME, UCLA 2000) and business (MBA, CLU 2011), and is co-chair of the Tapestry Data Storytelling Conference. Ben teaches data visualization at the University of Washington.

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