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Comfortable working with data and datasets.

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week...

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What you will learn

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    Examine and improve an ineffective visualization

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    Examine and improve an ineffective visualization

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    Apply visualization best practices

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    Create and design visualizations that work best for the target audience

Skills you will gain

Data AnalysisTableau SoftwareData VirtualizationData Visualization (DataViz)

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. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Getting Started in Effective and Ineffective Visuals

8 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
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
A Note from UC Davis10m
Tableau Desktop vs. Tableau Public1m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Visual Perception and Cognitive Load

7 videos (Total 47 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
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
2 hours to complete

Design Best Practices and Exploratory Analysis

10 videos (Total 70 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
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 Quiz28m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Design for Understanding

9 videos (Total 54 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
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 Quiz28m
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Top reviews from Essential Design Principles for Tableau

By VLMar 11th 2018

The course uncovers the science of the design for data. It is certainly very helpful for my job where have to present a lot of data in different perspectives for senior management.

By UNJun 14th 2019

Good introduction to Tableau essentials. I enjoy the step by step instructions on creating analytics in Tableau. Receiving a year long subscritpion to the license is also AMAZING

Instructors

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Govind Acharya

Principal Analyst
Budget and Institutional Analysis
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Hunter Whitney

Sr. Consultant, Author, Instructor
Design Strategy and Data Visualization

About University of California, Davis

UC Davis, one of the nation’s top-ranked research universities, is a global leader in agriculture, veterinary medicine, sustainability, environmental and biological sciences, and technology. With four colleges and six professional schools, UC Davis and its students and alumni are known for their academic excellence, meaningful public service and profound international impact....

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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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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