With businesses generating and capturing increasing amounts of data, the ability to interpret and present insights in a persuasive way is more crucial now than ever before. Visualizing Data shows you how to make sense of your data, present clear evidence of your findings, and tell engaging stories all through data graphics.
In this eight week course, students can progress at their own pace through the key steps of data visualization. The hands-on lessons will focus on techniques for data preparation — how to choose, create, and edit graphics, as well as best practices for presenting your visualizations.
Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.
Data Formatting and Analysis for Data GraphicsUse visual data exploration methods that aid in data understanding, learn techniques for data preparation including data formatting and cleaning, and identify the target audience and line of inquiry
Creation, Refinement, and Presentation of Data GraphicsIdentify appropriate data visualization techniques to build data graphics, refine the data graphics to improve clarity, and tell stories with data graphics that will resonate with the audience
Data Visualization Case Studies and ExamplesSee how data graphics are used in practice through case studies showcasing a unique approach to using data graphics in different settings
Who Should Attend
Although there are no formal education or background requirements, this course is designed for participants who meet the criteria below. While we strongly encourage global participation, please note that all courses are taught in English. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.
Years of ExperienceParticipants with all levels of work experience are welcome to attend
Job FunctionsIdeal for any job function
PrerequisitesIntended for individuals with basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel; additionally, students must have a desktop or laptop computer capable of running Tableau with an internet connection
The following agenda is a sample and subject to change.
- Level 1: Introduction & Essentials
- Level 2: Visualizing Comparisons
- Level 3: Visualizing Locations
- Level 4: Visualizing Time
- Online Meeting 1
- Graphics + Data
- Online Meeting 2
- Design + Audience
- Categorical Data Graphics
- Categorical Data Types
- Online Meeting 3
- Design Principles for Categorical Data Graphics
- Online Meeting 4
- Pitch: The Report
- Geospatial Data Graphics
- Geospatial Data Types
- Online Meeting 5
- Design Principles for Geospatial Data Graphics
- Online Meeting 6
- Pitch: Web Dashboard
- Temporal Data Graphics
- Temporal Data Types
- Online Meeting 7
- Data Principles for Temporal Graphics
- Online Meeting 8
- Pitch: The Presentation
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