Tableau Skills Workshop

This Workshop has now passed, with photos available on this website. This page is preserved for reference only. Due to high demand, we may run a second instance later in the year. Please contact Rebecca Rigbye,, if you are interested to be notified if so. 

13 September 2018, 1-4pm
RMIT University, Megaflex 1, 08.04.011

Dr Chayn Sun




SCCAR network members are invited to a free half-day Skills Workshop on Data Visualisation and Analytics with Tableau.

Workshop participants can expect to get some hand-on practice on:

  • how to start working with Tableau,
  • structuring your data analysis projects to make most of your findings for your stakeholders,
  • designing and presenting “data stories” using streamlined visualisations,
  • mapping in Tableau, and
  • publishing your findings online with Tableau.

The workshop aims to provide opportunities for researchers and HDR students to explore easier yet smarter “business-like” data visualisations and analytics.

Preparing for the workshop

To get the most from the workshop, participants need to install Tableau on their own laptop, and bring their laptop with them to the workshop. Once you have registered and had your registration confirmed, please make sure you install either:

Alternatively you can install a free 14-day trial via

You should also then for the workshop:

  • Bring your laptop with Tableau installed to the workshop
  • Bring your own project data and questions to discuss at the workshop

Please Contact Chayn Sun if you need help to install Tableau:

Dr Chayn Sun, Lecturer – ECDF
Geospatial Sciences, School of Science,
Address: Building 12, Level 10, Room 08
Office: +61 3 99255227

Outline program

Program below is indicative, and subject to change. A more detailed program will be released in the week before the workshop. Numbers are limited to 20 participants.


1:00pm Introduction and icebreaker
Presentation: Chayn Sun on how to work with Tableau and example of Tableau visualisation.
Group Activity I: Start visualising your data with Tableau
Presentation: Chayn Sun on dashboard/story design with Tableau
Group Activity II: Create simple dashboard and story with Tableau
Presentation: Chayn Sun on mapping and publishing with Tableau
Group Activity III: Create a map in Tableau
4:00pm Reception: Drinks and nibbles reception for informal discussion and networking.

About the Workshop Leader

Qian (Chayn) SunDr Qian (Chayn) Sun received her PhD in Spatial Sciences from Curtin University in 2016. With a background in Geography (BSc) and GIS (MSc), Chayn has also worked in government and engineering consultancies in New Zealand and Australia, and as a researcher at CSIRO, University of Western Australia, and most recently at RMIT University. Chayn’s research expertise like in engaging a range of spatial technologies, mixing quantitative and qualitative methods, including in spatial sciences, eye movement tracking, driving behaviour, and visualisation.