HETUG September 2023: Power Up your Tableau with Actions and Figma

Higher Education Tableau User Group

Sep 19, 2023, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Meet Pete Benbow (Davidson), reset dashboards with actions with Regina Gonzales (TAMUCC), and figure out how to use Figma for Tableau dashboard design with Kevin Wee (Purdue)

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About this event


Log in, grab a treat, and take a comfortable seat.

Meet a Community Member

Pete Benbow (Davidson)

Pete is a Power BI power user who will be sharing his journey with data analysis and visualization, and talk a little about the Higher Education Power BI User Group but mostly about what Tableau does better (our words, not his).

Tips & Tricks - Resetting the Dashboard: Actions Unleashed in Tableau

Regina Gonzales (TAMUCC)

Parameter actions can be used for all sorts of things, but did you know you can use them to create reset buttons for complex dashboards with multiple filters? Regina will show, step-by-step, how to improve user experience and enhance data exploration efficiency, all with a little parameter action goodness.

About Regina: Tableau PublicLinkedIn

Figma and Tableau

Kevin Wee (Purdue)

What happens when you take Figma, a graphic design tool, and Tableau, a data visualization tool, and smush them together? You get some really great dashboards.

Kevin will share how he uses Figma to design Tableau dashboards, and how it compares with other tools you might already be using to plan your designs, like PowerPoint.

About Kevin: Tableau Public | LinkedIn | X/Twitter & more

Materials: Slide deck (with web links) | Demo prototypes | Demo dashboard | Learning resources

Wrap-up and Chat

We'll close out the meeting with info about our next HETUG meeting, and then open up breakout rooms to chat! (Chat may extend past 4:30pm Eastern.)

Can't get enough HETUG?

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Have a quick tip to share? A longer presentation? Want us to interview you in our Meet a Community Member segment? We want to hear from you!

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Want to chat with other HETUG members? Have a Tableau question? Want a sounding board? We've got a Slack space for that.

Register with an .edu or other Higher Ed email address.

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Have questions about HETUG?

Contact the HETUG co-leads in the #higher_ed_tug Slack channel, or email us at higheredtug@gmail.com.


  • Roshni Gohil


    User Group Ambassador

  • Virginia Moench

    Appalachian State University

    User Group Leader

  • Andrew Drinkwater

    Plaid Analytics

    User Group Leader

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