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Report Design in Power BI

Continue your data visualization journey where you'll learn practical techniques for incorporating DAX measures and progressive disclosure in your reports.

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Course Description

Continue your data visualization journey with this course on designing reports in Power BI. You'll learn practical techniques for incorporating DAX measures and calculations in your reports—empowering users to filter, highlight values, and group data effectively. Through hands-on exercises, you'll also be introduced to progressive disclosure, a user experience (UX) technique to make reporting easier before discovering how to change report themes and optimize them for mobile users.

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    Enhancing the Report


    Data visualization is about more than choosing the right visual. It's also about having—or forming—data in the right way to tell your story. You’ll learn practical techniques for incorporating DAX measures and calculations in your reports, allowing you to filter, review existing filters, highlight values, and group data effectively.

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    Enhance visuals with DAX
    50 xp
    Highlight the median value
    100 xp
    Improve engagement with DAX
    50 xp
    Perform filtered calculations
    100 xp
    Review the filter context
    100 xp
    Highlight the smallest value
    100 xp
    Bucket by department
    100 xp
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    Progressive Disclosure

    In this chapter, you’ll discover how to apply a UX technique called progressive disclosure. It makes the reporting experience behave more like a web application, by allowing users more control over the visuals.

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    Customizing the View

    Don't feel limited by Power BI's default theme—make it your own! In this chapter, you’ll learn how to change your theme, where to go to get inspiration, and how you can make your own custom themes.

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Maarten Van den Broeck

Content Developer at DataCamp

Maarten is an aquatic ecologist and teacher by training and a data scientist by profession. After his career as a Ph.D. researcher at KU Leuven, he wished that he had discovered DataCamp sooner. He loves to combine education and data science to develop DataCamp courses. In his spare time, he runs a symphonic orchestra.
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Kevin Feasel

CTO, Envizage

Kevin is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and CTO at Envizage, where he specializes in data analytics with T-SQL and R, forcing Spark clusters to do his bidding, fighting with Kafka, and pulling rabbits out of hats on demand. He is the lead contributor to Curated SQL ( and author of PolyBase Revealed (forthcoming). A resident of Durham, North Carolina, he can be found cycling the trails along the triangle whenever the weather's nice enough.
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