About Art + Data

After a decade of consulting and hundreds of successful data visualization engagements, Decisive Data has decided it’s time to share our design methodologies and standards for creating world-class dashboards. The result is the Art + Data dashboard design methodology. Our three-step creative process and 5 Elements of Dashboard Design take people from conceptualization to development of easy-to-use, world-class dashboards.

The Story

The Art + Data story began in 2015, when Art + Data: A Collection of Tableau Dashboards was imagined, designed, and written by Decisive Data’s in-house Data Artist, Hunter Barrett, and Zack Mazzoncini, Decisive Data’s Director of Strategic Partnerships. The book showcases 20 Tableau dashboards and provides a detailed overview of how the design methodology is applied to each one. Art + Data was featured at the 2016 Tableau Customer Conference, where it sold out in just two hours. After receiving such positive feedback on the book, we knew an Art + Data workshop was the natural next step.

The Solution

We’re excited to announce the launch of the Tableau Art + Data workshop, which introduces our design process and teaches people how to apply it to their work. Customers are recognizing value as they embrace the methodology, improve their dashboards, and develop a culture of analytics. The 3-day on-site workshop provides two days of training followed by a day of one-on-one mentoring sessions. Here are some testimonials from workshop participants:

“The overarching themes of the workshop will definitely be game-changers for me… I was impressed with how much we were able to learn and immediately apply.”

CVS Health workshop attendee

“I will always make a requirements quad.”

Johnson & Johnson workshop attendee

“I have been using this process ever since finishing the class!”

PACCAR workshop attendee

Buy Through Tableau

Decisive Data is proud to announce Art + Data workshops are available exclusively through Tableau Software’s Global Services Marketplace. Organizations around the world who use Tableau Software can now add Art + Data’s design methodology to their analytics toolbelt. We’d like to extend a special thank you to Tableau for supporting the Art + Data project and making it available around the world.

Hunter BarrettCreative Director
Zack MazzonciniVP of Business Development