Craft a chart that accurately reflects the data story in Google Sheets.
Create a data visualization that tells a data story in Google Slides.
Balance data, documentation, and design within a visualization.
Showcase this hands-on experience in an interview
You have probably heard the expression, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” That timeless expression describes the process of communicating with data viz. We can see an image, mentally build the narrative around it and then take the meaning of that story with us. Humans lean in-to a good story. They engage with it and are more likely to remember information woven into a narrative, then when that same information is presented in another way. In this project, you will gain hands-on experience telling a simple data story with data viz that will connect with a professional audience. The data visualization you create will use real-world data, and design elements within the free to use presentation software Google Slides. By the end of this project, you will be able to confidently create a data visualization to tell a data story using any presentation software. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.
Familiarity with spreadsheet and presentation software is helpful.
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
Examine bad, good, better, and best charts.
Identify practical applications for data viz and edit charts to remove chart junk in Google Sheets.
Create a bubble chart to tell a data story.
Design the data story, install a free stock photo add-in, and insert a bubble chart.
Add design elements and text to quickly connect the audience to the data story
Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required
In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step
Are Guided Projects available on desktop and mobile?
Because your workspace contains a cloud desktop that is sized for a laptop or desktop computer, Guided Projects are not available on your mobile device.
Who are the instructors for Guided Projects?
Guided Project instructors are subject matter experts who have experience in the skill, tool or domain of their project and are passionate about sharing their knowledge to impact millions of learners around the world.
Can I download the work from my Guided Project after I complete it?
You can download and keep any of your created files from the Guided Project. To do so, you can use the “File Browser” feature while you are accessing your cloud desktop.
How much experience do I need to do this Guided Project?
At the top of the page, you can press on the experience level for this Guided Project to view any knowledge prerequisites. For every level of Guided Project, your instructor will walk you through step-by-step.
Can I complete this Guided Project right through my web browser, instead of installing special software?
Yes, everything you need to complete your Guided Project will be available in a cloud desktop that is available in your browser.
What is the learning experience like with Guided Projects?
You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.
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