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Familiar with Tableau and comfortable working with data and datasets.

Approx. 19 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Combine the data and follow the best practices to present your story

  • Create calculated fields for KPIs to build a figure that will be used to measure progress in the data

  • Assemble a dashboard

  • Analyze concepts and techniques for compelling storytelling with data

Skills you will gain

StoryboardingTableau SoftwareData VirtualizationData Visualization (DataViz)

Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

32%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Familiar with Tableau and comfortable working with data and datasets.

Approx. 19 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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University of California, Davis

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Planning and Preproduction: Aligning your Audience, Stakeholders, and Data

5 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 71 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
What is a Story?6m
Introduction to Planning and Preproduction for Visualizations1m
A Design Checklist of the Who, What, Why, and How7m
Start with Your Stakeholders3m
Addressing Your Audience and Their Context9m
Finding the Story14m
Prioritizing, Optimizing, and Designing the Data Story5m
Case Study - "The Tale of 100 Entrepreneurs" (Part 1)6m
Case Study - "The Tale of 100 Entrepreneurs" (Part 2)3m
Case Study - "The Tale of 100 Entrepreneurs" (Part 3)7m
7 readings
A Note from UC Davis10m
Save Workbooks to Tableau Public10m
Journalistic Data Stories20m
Additional Readings20m
Project Brief5m
Sylvia and Terrence Personas5m
Sample - SuperStore Dataset5m
1 practice exercise
Module 132m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Key Metrics, Indicators, and Decision Triggers

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 52 min)
6 videos
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)6m
Tableau Calculated Fields and KPIs4m
Creating Complex KPIs Using Tableau15m
Thresholds and Alerts6m
Data Quality18m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz22m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Dashboard and Storytelling with Data

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 81 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Dashboard Design Principles 1, 2, & 310m
Dashboard Design Principles 4, 5, & 67m
Hierarchies, Actions, Filters, and Parameters (Parts 1&2)26m
Hierarchies, Actions, Filters, and Parameters (Part 3)18m
Hierarchies, Actions, Filters, and Parameters (Part 4)12m
Important Considerations for Creating Dashboards3m
2 readings
Pre-Reading: Tableau Whitepaper10m
Recommended Readings30m
1 practice exercise
Module 320m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Tell the Story of Your Data

6 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 132 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
17 videos
The Art of Storytelling (Past, Present, and Future)3m
Storytelling and the Human Brain5m
Bringing Data to Life: Emotions and Data Storytelling7m
Emotion Modulators: Color, Language, and Other Design Elements8m
Framing and Format4m
Framing, Conventions, and Priming8m
False Narratives and Data Storytelling6m
Telling the Stories within the Story (Part 1)5m
Telling the Stories within the Story (Part 2)4m
Story Considerations6m
Preparation of the Story Points11m
Setting Up the Story14m
Creating Points in the Story16m
Interactive Story6m
Create a Data Story in a Static Presentation20m
Course Summary1m
3 readings
Pre-Reading: Tableau Whitepaper and Training Video10m
Examples of Emotions in Data Storytelling10m
Additional Readings30m
1 practice exercise
Module 422m

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About the Data Visualization with Tableau Specialization

In 2020 the world will generate 50 times the amount of data as in 2011. And 75 times the number of information sources (IDC, 2011). Being able to use this data provides huge opportunities and to turn these opportunities into reality, people need to use data to solve problems. This Specialization, in collaboration with Tableau, is intended for newcomers to data visualization with no prior experience using Tableau. We leverage Tableau's library of resources to demonstrate best practices for data visualization and data storytelling. You will view examples from real world business cases and journalistic examples from leading media companies. By the end of this specialization, you will be able to generate powerful reports and dashboards that will help people make decisions and take action based on their business data. You will use Tableau to create high-impact visualizations of common data analyses to help you see and understand your data. You will apply predicative analytics to improve business decision making. The Specialization culminates in a Capstone Project in which you will use sample data to create visualizations, dashboards, and data models to prepare a presentation to the executive leadership of a fictional company....
Data Visualization with Tableau

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