DS Tools - Effective Data Visualisation: Making your Data More Interesting and Impactful (Face-to-face) - 23 Mar 21

Event Date 23 Mar 2021 (Tue), 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Venue Library Instructional Commons, N2-B3A-01 (Location Map)
Organiser NTU Library (Email : )

Event Info

Join us for an introduction to Tableau, one of the most widely-used data analytics and visualisation tools today. Using an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, it enables users to analyse their data and build interactive visualisations without the need for any coding skills. With the exponential growth in data, it is crucial to master the art of data visualisation and communication so that you could grab the attention of your stakeholders and share the fruits of your research or projects more effectively. A purposeful data visualisation strategy enables us to tell compelling stories and discover interesting patterns and insights. In this workshop, we will discuss some of the visual best practices using real world examples, followed by an introductory hands-on session with Tableau Public (free version) which has been voted as the leader in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Connect to various types of data sources
  2. Prepare and transform your data for analysis
    • Address common problems encountered in data preparation
    • Combine 2 or more tables
  3. Build assorted types of data visualisation
    • Explain the difference between Tableau and Excel
    • Understand the Tableau Workspace
    • Design basic charts such as bar chart, pie chart, scatter plot, and heatmap
  4. Map geographic data
  5. Apply data filtering and calculated fields
  6. Create interactive charts and dashboards to summarise data and provide dynamic reports

Who should attend?
Participants who are interested to learn new ways to present their data using interactive visualizations and dashboards.

Basic IT proficiency. No prior knowledge or experience of data analytics is required.

Course Logistics
To participate in this hands-on workshop, you would need to install the free version of Tableau Public ( on your PC.

Speaker: Chia Yew Boon, Divisional Head, Knowledge & Research Services Division. Office of Information, Knowledge & Library Services (OIKLS).

Yew Boon received his MSc (KM) and MSc(IS) from NTU and leads the Knowledge arm in the Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services to offer workshops and project advisory on digital tools and methods, research impact, data management, information literacy and online publishing.  



Note: Please bring your own laptop.

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