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Digital Skills Workshops for PhD Students (UNIGE and Geneva Graduate Institute)

Visualizing Data with Tableau - Fridays 11, 18, 25 March, 10:00-12:00, hybrid (room S1)



DS21 - Visualizing Data with Tableau

José Luengo Cabrera

Tableau is a data visualization software. Its interactive (code-less) functionality makes it relatively easier to import, merge, analyze and map quantitative (geolocalized) data.  

The course will explore 'tidy data' standards and show how Tableau's user-friendly interface can be used to generate digestible and aesthetically appealing visualizations.

This is a course tailored to university students seeking to enhance their ability to identify temporal trends and geographic patterns across publicly available datasets.

Session 1: Connecting data, Friday 11 March, 10:00-12:00, hybrid (room S1)

Import data in different formats (xls/csv/shp) 

  • Fundamentals of tidy data 
  • Importing different datasets 
  • Merging different datasets 
Session 2: Analysing data, Friday 18 March, 10:00-12:00, online

Organize your data & summarize the results 

  • Understanding Tableau’s interactive interface 
  • Applying filters & creating categories 
  • Generating outputs 
Session 3: Visualising data, Friday 25 March, 10:00-12:00, online

Plot your data & create dashboards 

  • Exploring different ways to visualise data on Tableau 
  • Generating static as well as dynamic visualisations 
  • Publishing your visualisations on Tableau Public
José Luengo Cabrera is a freelance data analyst. He specializes in visualizing data on (measurable) geopolitical phenomena.
With a focus on the West African Sahel, José uses computer software to identify trends and map spatial patterns on, inter alia, armed violence, population displacement and food insecurity.
José holds an MSc in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics and a dual BSc in Economics, Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick and Sciences-Po Paris.


PhD students of the Graduate Institute will be informed of each workshop by email.  For any questions regarding registration to the workshop, please contact: