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Comfortable working with data and datasets.

Approx. 13 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Examine and improve an ineffective visualization

  • Examine and improve an ineffective visualization

  • Apply visualization best practices

  • Create and design visualizations that work best for the target audience

Skills you will gain

Data AnalysisTableau SoftwareData VirtualizationData Visualization (DataViz)

Learner Career Outcomes

20%

started a new career after completing these courses

24%

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

Comfortable working with data and datasets.

Approx. 13 hours to complete
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

3 hours to complete

Getting Started in Effective and Ineffective Visuals

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
The Human Brain and Data Visualization5m
Cognitive vs Perceptual Design Distinction4m
Introduction of Effective and Ineffective Visuals1m
Types of Visualizations5m
Examples of the Types of Visualizations in Tableau12m
Practicing Good Ethics in Data Visualization9m
Ineffective Visuals and How to Improve Them7m
2 readings
Please Read: A Note from UC Davis10m
Tableau Desktop vs. Tableau Public1m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Visual Perception and Cognitive Load

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 47 min)
7 videos
Cognitive Load and Clutter8m
Principles of Visual Perception4m
Strategic Use of Contrast10m
Pre-Attentive Attributes of Visualizations4m
Color as a Pre-Attentive Attribute9m
De-Cluttering Exercise7m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz45m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Design Best Practices and Exploratory Analysis

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 70 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Gestalt Principle: Proximity6m
Leveraging Pre-Attentive Attributes10m
Accessible Visualizations11m
Aesthetics7m
Design and Exploratory Analysis Introduction1m
What is Exploratory and Explanatory Analysis?2m
Case Study: Anscombe's Quartet10m
Identifying Outliers8m
Constructing a Control Chart8m
2 readings
Missed Opportunities and Graphical Fails10m
The Challenger: An Information Disaster10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Design for Understanding

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 54 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Know Your Audience(s)5m
Design For Purpose7m
Data, Relationships, and Design5m
Static Versus Interactive Visualizations8m
Multiple, Connected View4m
Language, Labeling, and Scales5m
Visual Lies and Cognitive Bias11m
Final Thoughts1m
2 readings
Blogs and Articles About Data Visualization1h
Selected Books About Data Visualization, Data Analysis, and Perception/Cognition30m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m

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