Data Visualization in Google Slides

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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

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

Clock2 hours
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

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.

Skills you will develop

Effective Communication about DataData StoryData Visualization (DataViz)Business IntelligenceInsight Mining

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Examine bad, good, better, and best charts.

  2. Identify practical applications for data viz and edit charts to remove chart junk in Google Sheets.

  3. Create a bubble chart to tell a data story.

  4. Design the data story, install a free stock photo add-in, and insert a bubble chart.

  5. Add design elements and text to quickly connect the audience to the data story

How Guided Projects work

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



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