Impact the future

Tableau Showcase (formerly Tableau Labs), hosted by the Developers who build Tableau, is the place to see demonstrations of the newest features and contribute to early product ideas. If you want to meet members of the Tableau product team in person, learn about our latest functionality, or provide feedback on future development, Tableau Showcase has something for you. We are inviting customers at TC to influence over twenty different feature areas. Spend 25 or 45 minutes giving feedback on early concepts and prototypes, or share your experiences to help the devs better understand what you need to be successful.

Feature demo and feedback activity themes

Prep and Manage Data

Data Management with Catalog, Prep Builder & Conductor

Build and Analyze Dashboards

Explore powerful analytics including Ask & Explain Data

Manage Tableau at Scale

Learn more about Server & Content Management and the upgrade experience

Customize with Tableau

Learn about our Developer Program, embedding, & connectors

Experience Tableau Online

Explore the most powerful analytics platform in the cloud

How to get involved

Feature demos

Learn about the newest Tableau features that have been released in the last year. Hang out and talk to members of the development team while they demo the capabilities they’ve built. This is a great opportunity to ask the Dev Team product questions.

Feedback Stations (by appointment)

These activities have limited availability and need to be scheduled in person. Sign-up at Tableau Showcase in Data Village or the Appointments desk near registration to deep dive with our feature teams.

Feedback Stations (walk-up)

Take a few minutes to impact the future of Tableau. Walk-up feedback activities give you the opportunity to influence future product development. Choose from several topics or bring your own ideas to the ideation Station.

TC19 Feedback Sessions

Come to the Tableau Showcase appointments desk to schedule an appointment. Length, and available times are listed below.

All feedback topics are by-appointment unless noted as “walk-up”.

Augmenting Your Analysis with Explain Data

Length: 45 minutes

Do you create dashboards for others in your organization to use? Have you tried using Explain Data to augment your analysis workflows? Are you interested in helping shape the Explain Data experience for users of your published dashboards? If you answered yes to all of the above, we want to talk to you! Come share your scenarios and dashboards with us!

Note: Prior to your session you should have used Explain Data (in Web Authoring if possible) on the dashboards you want to discuss with us. Please bring a dashboard to this study.

Wednesday, November 13, 12:30PM - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 12:30PM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Conversing with an analytical chatbot

Length: 25 minutes

Do you wish you could chat with a bot about your data and get answers to your questions? Do folks at your organization want a natural language chatbot or slack integration for data? Come try our early stage research prototype and share your use cases for when you would like to converse with these chat interfaces.

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Thursday, November 14, 2:00PM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 12:30PM

Curate and Share Content on Tableau Server

Length: 25 minutes

Trying to gather all your data insights in one place? Want to share them with others but don’t want to create your own custom pages outside of Tableau? We are looking for feedback on a new way of curating and sharing content. Join us to see the early design and share your thoughts!

Wednesday, November 13, 1:30PM - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Friday, November 15, 1:00PM - 3:30PM

Custom Views Workflows

Length: 25 minutes

Do you find yourself changing a view every time you open it? Have you created a custom view for yourself or others to quickly look at data that's relevant? We’re working on making improvements to custom views and want to hear from you! Come ready to share your experience with custom views.

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 12:00PM, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 12:00PM, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Dashboard Extensions Security

Length: 25 minutes

Since we introduced dashboard extensions in 2018.2, which allows you to extend your Tableau capabilities, we’ve listened to your feedback and want to make sure your data is secure. Do you love using dashboard extensions? Are you an admin dealing with extensions settings? Or are you completely new to extensions? No matter your experience, we want to hear all your thoughts. Come test out our new sandboxed extensions and let us know what you think!

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Thursday, November 14, 1:30PM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 12:30PM

Empowering Self-Service Dashboards

Length: 25 minutes

Do you spend time editing and updating dashboards because your users ask for seemingly simple changes? We‘re looking for dashboard authors who want to give their dashboard consumers more power and flexibility to answer their own questions. We want to understand what your dashboard consumers are asking for and help you focus on the interesting challenges of your work, empowering users to meet their own needs without putting extra demands on your time.

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 12:00PM, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 12:00PM, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Enriching the Tableau Catalog

Length: 45 minutes

Tableau Catalog uses the power of data lineage, data quality warnings, and data details to let you see deeper into your data. If you work with data management tools or want to see the future of data management products at Tableau, join us at TC19 for a sneak peek into our next generation features. In this user feedback session, you will be hands on with a prototype of future designs for Tableau Catalog. Share your thoughts, let us know what you like, and what you’d like to see in the future of Tableau data management!

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Thursday, November 14, 12:30PM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Extract Resource Administration

Length: 45 minutes

Server Admins, do you have a burning concern about your server workload? We have features in roadmap to help you to reduce unnecessary refreshes and optimally balance resource consumption and business needs. In this session, you will talk with members from our Engineering team and go through some admin tasks to configure thresholds that control extract refresh workloads. We want to hear your feedback so we can better design and implement features to ease your pain.

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Thursday, November 14, 12:30PM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Eye Tracking

Length: ~15 minutes (walk-up)

Have you ever wondered where people look when you send them a viz or dashboard you built in Tableau? In this study, we’ll track your eyes as you do some simple tasks with Tableau. We’ll then tell you what we’ve learned about how people look at dashboards and how you might use these insights to improve your own dashboards and vizzes.

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 3:30PM

Future of Table Visualizations in Tableau

Length: 25 minutes

Have you tried building tables in Tableau? Have you developed workarounds or used calculations to create the table you want? If so, we want to hear from you! We want to understand how you use crosstabs or list tables in your workflow. In this session, you’ll talk with members from our Design and Engineering teams, and we’ll show some exploratory concepts for creating and interacting with tables. Come test prototypes and share your feedback with us.

Wednesday, November 13, 2:30PM - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 1:30PM

Friday, November 15, 1:00PM - 3:30PM

Ideation Station: Share Your Ideas for Making Tableau Better

Length: ~15 minutes (walk-up)

Calling all problem solvers and influencers! Do you lie awake at night thinking of new ways Tableau might make your life better? If so, Tableau User Experience wants to hear from you! Bring us your problems and your proposed solutions and let’s chat. We’ll dig into the issue you’re grappling with and talk through some of the possibilities and considerations we have when bringing ideas to life (life = Tableau).

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 3:30PM

Join Published Data Sources

Length: 45 minutes

Do you design or use published data sources in your enterprise? Is blending limiting your ability to analyze data across data sources? Have you ever wanted to be able to join published data sources (parts or all)? We are envisioning how to support manageable, shareable, and composable data sources in the future. Come give us your input and feedback! Come prepared to show or discuss an example of published data sources that you want to combine.

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Thursday, November 14, 12:30PM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Learning Tableau Prep

Length: 45 minutes

Do you have messy data to clean up, but haven’t tried out Tableau Prep Builder yet? Help us make Tableau Prep easier to learn by participating in this user study. In this session, we invite you to bring your own messy data (or use our sample data) and attempt to clean and prepare it for analysis using Tableau Prep. Be prepared to tell us what’s intuitive, confusing, valuable, and frustrating as a first-time Prep user. At the end you’ll have time to ask questions about Tableau Prep and its capabilities.

Requirements:

  • You are a Tableau Desktop user that has not used Tableau Prep Builder before.
  • You regularly do data preparation to get your data ready for visualizing in Tableau.

Wednesday, November 13, 12:30PM - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Managing Data Quality with Rules and Warnings

Length: 45 minutes

Does data quality matter to you? We believe so! At TC19, we’ll be presenting new designs to help you set and monitor data quality warnings so that you know when something goes wrong and add peace of mind to your data. If you have experience with Tableau Prep or Tableau Server, come and try out our prototype and share your thoughts and feedback!

If you have experience with Tableau Prep or Tableau Server, come and try out our prototype and share your thoughts and feedback!

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Thursday, November 14, 12:30PM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Map Layers

Length: 45 minutes

MAPS! Do you create map visualizations with Tableau? Have you ever wanted to see data on multiple layers in your viz? In this lab, you will see some new ideas and help evaluate designs and provide feedback that will help guide us as we work on the future of layers in Tableau!

Wednesday, November 13, 12:30PM - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Multi-fact Table Analysis and Modeling in Tableau

Length: 45 minutes

As someone analyzing two or more fact tables, you know that combining your tables and asking questions of them can be difficult. We’re working on making it easy, but we need your help. Influence the future of Tableau by showing us how you think about combining and using data, how you want to compare numbers from different tables, and how you’d like to combine Tableau data sources.

Wednesday, November 13, 12:30PM - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

New Data Modeling Capabilities

Length: 25 minutes

Ever thought that combining tables in your data source was hard? Ever had to write a LOD calculation to avoid measure duplication? Tired of the restrictions of data blending? Tableau is working on new ways to combine and analyze data from multiple tables to resolve these issues. We want your feedback on how you experience the new data modeling capabilities.

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 12:00PM, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 12:00PM, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

New Tableau Dashboarding

Length: 45 minutes

Are you a dashboard builder? Want to get a sneak peek at the future of Tableau dashboarding? We’re looking for builders of all experience levels who will share their thoughts, ideas, and pain points with us. You will test drive experimental code and see design prototypes for next generation dashboarding. Come and give feedback early in the development process and help shape the future of dashboards in Tableau!

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Thursday, November 14, 12:30PM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Next Gen Content Migration: Modify and Move Your Tableau Content with Ease

Length: 25 minutes

Calling all content creators, Tableau admins, and project leaders! Do you wish it was easier to promote and migrate content across Tableau Server spaces? Have you ever needed to move content in bulk while swapping a development database out for a production database? Introducing the Tableau Content Migration Tool! Come to this lab to test the new tool and to share feedback on your specific needs.

Wednesday, November 13, 2:00PM - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Friday, November 15, 1:00PM - 3:30PM

Optimizing Content for Ask Data

Length: 45 minutes

Do you publish workbooks or data sources to empower your business users to ask questions of their data? Or are you curious about Ask Data and how it might help you and your end users achieve more self-service analytics? In this session we want to learn about the work involved in prepping or curating data for others and explore concepts and prototypes for optimizing content for Ask Data. Your feedback will guide how we integrate these powerful capabilities into the pre-existing workflows of anyone who is publishing workbooks or data sources.

Wednesday, November 13, 12:30PM - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Predictive Analytics and Forecasting in Tableau

Length: 45 minutes

Who needs tea leaves when you have Tableau? If you have a problem that involves forecasting or predictive analytics — anything where you’re trying to guess at expected values from observed data points or figure out what the future will hold based on your existing data — come discuss the problem you’re trying to solve with us. Whether you are using Tableau’s current forecasting features or are using other tools, we want to talk to you! Help us shape the roadmap to put more predictive power into your hands.

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

See and Shape the Next Tableau Mobile

Length: 25 minutes

Do you use Tableau on the go? Our completely redesigned mobile app shipped earlier this year, and we’re already fast at work making it even better. We want to hear how you use Tableau Mobile, what you love, where you’re stuck, and where you want to go. Come ready to show us your daily workflow, and we’ll show you what we’re cooking up next!

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 1:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 2:30PM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 12:30PM

See and Understand Networks

Length: 45 minutes

Do you have questions that involve understanding the relationships or links between data entities, especially ones that Tableau can't easily answer? Come help Tableau understand your network analysis needs! Please bring your network questions and your data (or be prepared to describe the shape of your data).

(Supported data formats: CSV/TSV/XML/JSON, 100MB or less.)

Wednesday, November 13, 1:30PM - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Friday, November 15, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Smart Data Modeling

Length: 25 minutes

Interested in learning something new about the data you work with? Are you a Tableau Desktop user that analyses Excel or CSV files? If so, come and try out a new prototype designed to find the structure in your data. You’ll provide feedback on the prototype and hopefully learn something new about your data! Participants must bring their own data to the session.

Requirements

  • You use Tableau Desktop to analyze excel and/or CSV files
  • You must bring an Excel or text file with data that you work with that we can use during your private session. Files should be at least 1000 rows, at least 4 columns, and no greater than 2GB in size.

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 12:00PM, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 12:00PM, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Track Your Data on the Go

Length: 25 minutes

Interested in the future of data monitoring? Join a one-on-one session to try a new Tableau feature that helps you easily track your data on-the-go. You’ll create several metrics, learn about how they are managed, and view them using the Tableau Mobile app. Your valuable feedback will help us make Tableau Mobile even better.

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 12:00PM, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 12:00PM, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Watching Over Your Data: AI Powered Monitoring in Tableau

Length: 25 minutes

Are you interested in having Tableau’s AI capabilities let you know when unexpected changes in your data occur? Do you already use or manage Subscriptions to monitor metrics in your organization? Do you struggle to stay on top of all the dashboards you are monitoring?

Come tell us about your use cases and explore early stage prototypes of our AI-powered monitoring features. Your feedback will help us develop an Augmented Analytics feature to take your data-fu to the next level.

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Thursday, November 14, 10:00AM - 12:00PM, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Friday, November 15, 2:00PM - 3:30PM