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About the Course

In this course, you will analyze and apply essential design principles to your Tableau visualizations. This course assumes you understand the tools within Tableau and have some knowledge of the fundamental concepts of data visualization. You will define and examine the similarities and differences of exploratory and explanatory analysis as well as begin to ask the right questions about what’s needed in a visualization. You will assess how data and design work together, including how to choose the appropriate visual representation for your data, and the difference between effective and ineffective visuals. You will apply effective best practice design principles to your data visualizations and be able to illustrate examples of strategic use of contrast to highlight important elements. You will evaluate pre-attentive attributes and why they are important in visualizations. You will exam the importance of using the "right" amount of color and in the right place and be able to apply design principles to de-clutter your data visualization....

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VL

Mar 11, 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.

NN

May 20, 2019

The course is not only focusing on the Tableau project, but also discussing key notes that need applying to make visualization become more effective. That is great course! Thanks!

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By Marcello B

Mar 17, 2019

A valued view of the necessary principels to build a professional data visualization. Few Tableau, a lot of theory, but here it's necessary to leverage Tableau in the next courses of the specialization.

By Curt W

Dec 08, 2018

easier than most courses that I've taken

By Manjunatha G

Feb 14, 2019

Essential Design Principles for Tableau Course is very useful in designing Tableau Dashboards by applying Principles

By ELINGUI P U

Dec 04, 2016

Good content, good opportunity to practice. But the teacher is very fast sometime

By Ricardo A

Jun 27, 2017

Excellent Entry Level course for Tableau and Important concepts of visualization. Every engineer in my industry should take this course.

By Maggi R

May 07, 2017

Great class, it would be nice to have more hands on work with Tableau throughout the course and not just at the end.

By Medhavi

Jun 11, 2018

Peer graded questions should be evaluated early

By Christophe H

Dec 11, 2016

Very interesting to progess beyond a pure technical approach.

Then some modules are really to much verbose and may be much more effective with more examples

By Vaughn P

Nov 28, 2016

Very good at explaining design principles and to get the students thinking of making simple visualizations that convey a story.

By Carlos P

Apr 04, 2017

I enjoyed the class much, however I would suggest that a little more for feedback could be provided to questions raised by students. Also, PLEASE make the slides available for ALL the lessons.

By Santiago C

Sep 09, 2017

Very interesting. very easy explanations, and great videos. Thinking exercise. great!

By Craig S

Oct 19, 2017

Good foundations four understanding the best way to build good visualisations

By Luca N

May 24, 2017

The course does a great job in introducing the (neuro)science behind visual perception. It explains concepts like Gestalt Principles, Cognitive Load and Clutter, and how to leverage them in creating/improving a Viz.

In the second part, it covers Exploratory analysis and how to design a successful Viz relative to the audience, by considering static and interactive visuals.

I have particularly appreciated two parts:

1. Gestalt principles. They are easy to grasp yet powerful.

2. Outliers and how to make Control charts.

The following could have been improved:

1. For some topics there is too much repetition without providing deeper/additional content (e.g. Gestalt principles);

2. For some topics there is too little practice (e.g. in module 4 about design, and training with gestalt principles other than colour or proximity).

By Samuel W

Feb 13, 2017

I think the final project grading is a bit confusing.

By melody l

Jan 14, 2017

The course is really helpful

By Julia T

Jun 05, 2017

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By Zihan C

Jan 19, 2018

Too theoretical

By Rishi K Y

May 29, 2018

Great course

By Jonathan G

Dec 09, 2017

Very clear course and a lot of interesting general info

By Veronika M

Feb 08, 2018

It would be more interesting to see more practises example or/and more practises tasks.

By Rasike J G

Mar 19, 2018

The course covers and lays a solid foundation on Visualization profession. The subject matter is good mix of theory and practice. The course content is presented in a very good standard.

By Troy G

Aug 08, 2017

I really liked this course, I wished there were more graded projects to get a bit more Tableau hands on experience.

By Valerie P

Jan 02, 2018

Would recommend this course to others.

By Lauraleen O

Oct 05, 2017

Great design best practices and tips for Tableau

By William H

Sep 17, 2017

Enjoyed it