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Dashboard Design

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In this course, you’ll learn the process of designing and creating dashboards within an enterprise environment. You’ll learn to discover user needs, identify key metrics, and tailor your dashboard to a particular audience. You’ll learn to use design elements to maximize the effectiveness of the dashboard and how to iterate based on user feedback.

In this course, you’ll learn the process of designing and creating dashboards within an enterprise environment. You’ll learn to discover user needs, identify key metrics, and tailor your dashboard to a particular audience. You’ll learn to use design elements to maximize the effectiveness of the dashboard and how to iterate based on user feedback.

Beginner

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated May 18, 2022

Skills you'll learn:
Data visualization design • Usability testing • Wireframes • Feedback loops
Prerequisites:

No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Introduction to Dashboard Design

In this lesson, we introduce the topic of Dashboard design, take a look at the outline for the course, and take a sneak peek at the final project.

Lesson 2

Planning Phase

In order to design a dashboard that meets our users needs we need to first understand what they are after and what are their pain points. Early discussions are critical in the planning phase.

Lesson 3

Design Phase

Students will learn about the design phase of creating their dashboards. This includes considering graphicacy, chart choice, visual hierarchy. Tools like sketching and wireframing are practiced.

Lesson 4 • Project

Design a Data Dashboard Midterm Project

In this project, you will build a dashboard prototype along with sketches and wireframes for the prototype. The dashboard will be designed based on the Superstore database from Tableau.

Lesson 5

Polishing Dashboards for Production

In this lesson, students will learn how to design the final dashboard by attending to the text hierarchy, affordance, interactivity of the dashboard, annotations, and color scheme.

Lesson 6 • Project

Design a Data Dashboard Final Project

In this final project, students complete the dashboard they designed in the mid-point. They will add color, annotations, interactivity and make it production ready.

Taught By The Best

Photo of Robert Crocker

Robert Crocker

Data Visualization Consultant at IBM

Robert is a Data Visualization consultant with over 7 years of experience leveraging Tableau at places such as First Republic Bank, Charles Schwab, and Pinterest. He now provides solutions to clients all over the world, providing training to professionals and executing projects onsite and remotely.

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