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Data Visualization Fundamentals

Course Summary

Communicate complex ideas quickly and thoroughly with data visualization. Turn information into artwork and intrigue your audience.

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    Course Syllabus

    • Introduction
      • Welcome
      • Using the exercise files
    • Big Ideas
      • The 4 x 4 model for knowledge content
      • Channel your audience
      • So, what is data visualization?
      • Ask what makes a good data visualization
      • Visual perception
      • Understanding your data
    • Information Hierarchy
      • Explatory visualization
      • The 6 Ws
      • Three more Ws
      • Explore your data
      • Convert your data (the inevitable step you should always anticipate)
    • The Analog Process
      • Sketches and wireframes
    • Storytelling
      • Defining your narrative
      • Making everything relatable
    • Visual Display
      • Illustration and iconography
      • Typography
      • Position, size, color, contrast, and shape
      • The importance of scale
      • Legends and sources
      • The right paradigm: Basic charts
      • The right paradigm: Alternative charts
      • The right paradigm: Hierarchical data
      • The right paradigm: Maps
      • The right paradigm: Creativity and innovation
      • Challenge: Improving on the "perfect report"
      • Solution: Improving on the "perfect report"
    • Interactivity
      • Introducing motion
      • When to go interactive
      • How to think interactively
      • Finding the right technology
    • Conclusion
      • Next steps

Course Fee:
USD 25

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1 - 2 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and Data & Information Management Community

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