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Data Visualization

This course introduces participants to data visualization and the Tableau interface.  Participants will also learn how to analyze and apply essential design principles to Tableau visualizations. 

Course Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Import and perform data visualizations using Tableau software

  • Understand the importance of data visualizations and best practices

  • Use and explain visual analytics

  • Apply essential design principles to Tableau visualizations

  • Create powerful, impressive, and effective stories using visuals

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Module 1:  Intro to Data Visualization and Tableau

  • Best practices of data visualizations

  • Prepare and import data into Tableau

  • Do’s and don’ts

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Module 2:  Visual Analytics with Tableau

  • Charting and dates

  • Table calculations

  • Mapping

  • Applying design principles to visualizations

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Module 3:  Creating Dashboards and Storytelling with Tableau

  • Create dashboards

  • Establishing Story Points (build narrative within data)

  • Case study - participants will create a single-frame viz or multi-frame data story