Data Visualization is a broad term that basically involves anything that uses graphical or pictorial representations of data for exploration, sense-making, and communication. Data visualization allows you and your audience to identify patterns, trends, exceptions, and relationships. It has broad applicability from conveying abstract concepts or ideas to highly complex scientific data.
This page will highlight the resources we offer on data visualization and using Tableau Desktop. Tableau Desktop is a commercial program used to create data visualizations and interactive dashboards.
- Please visit our tutorial on installing Tableau Desktop, a program available to current students, faculty, and researchers at the University of Toronto
- Tableau Desktop is installed on all computers in the Map and Data Library Computer Lab (fifth floor of Robarts Library) and the Electronic Classroom on the fourth floor of Robarts Library
- If you're a member of the public, you could consider using Tableau Public, which is a free alternative with a lot of similar functionality to Tableau Desktop
- Introduction to Data Visualization Part 1: Theory and Critique, an online, self-paced course administered through Quercus
- Introduction to Data Visualization Part 2: Practice with Tableau, an online, self-paced course administered through Quercus
- Introduction to Data Visualization Using Tableau Desktop
- To follow along with the workshop, please review the setup instructions where you can download the slides, sample datasets, and accompanying handouts
- Creating Data Visualizations Using Tableau Desktop (Beginner)
- Getting Started with Tableau Desktop (Beginner to Intermediate)
- Creating a Tableau Dashboard Using COVID-19 Data (Intermediate)