Data Visualization Theory: A Practical Introduction

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Course Details

This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Data Visualization.

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About this Course


Data visualization is a combination of art and science. The field encompasses topics  from communication, psychology, statistics and design. This course introduces you to the theory of data visualization in a practical manner, preparing you to apply it in the more advanced courses by examining key design theories, methods and applications.

What You’ll Learn

  • Visual cognition and perception principles
  • Design patterns that support various types of analysis, including time series, comparisons, relationships, ratios, deviations, multivariate and spatial
  • Fundamentals of statistics
  • Visual analytics — the essential concepts for data visualizations
  • How to prepare data sets for visualization, using techniques such as blending, joining and cleaning

Get Hands-On Experience

You’ll create visualizations with tools such as Excel, Tableau, Power BI, Plotly and Quadrigram.

Program Overview

This course is part of the Certificate in Data Visualization.