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In this first course of the specialization, you will discover just what data visualization is, and how we can use it to better see and understand data. Using Tableau, we’ll examine the fundamental concepts of data visualization and explore the Tableau interface, identifying and applying the various tools Tableau has to offer. By the end of the course you will be able to prepare and import data into Tableau and explain the relationship between data analytics and data visualization. This course is designed for the learner who has never used Tableau before, or who may need a refresher or want to explore Tableau in more depth. No prior technical or analytical background is required. The course will guide you through the steps necessary to create your first visualization story from the beginning based on data context, setting the stage for you to advance to the next course in the Specialization.
Getting Started & Introduction to Data Visualization
-Welcome to this first module, where you will begin to discover the power of data visualization. You will define the meaning and purpose of data visualization and explore the various types of data visualization tools, beyond Tableau. You will install Tableau on your own device and create your first visualization.
Exploring and Navigating Tableau
-With the last module, you were able to create your first visualization through guided practice. The secret to doing visualizations is really knowing the tool you will be using. For this module, you will explore and navigate the Tableau interface and be able to use specific tools as you begin your visualization journey.
Making Data Connections
-Creating visualizations require data and in this module, you will discuss the various data sources for visualization and specifically what can be used in Tableau. You will prepare your data and identify the types of data connections possible with Tableau. You will be able to connect and merge to multiple data sources which can help make your visualizations more powerful.
Context of Data Visualization & Course Wrap-Up
-Data visualization is about telling a story using data. However, before you can be successful at data visualization, you must understand the "who", "what", and "how" of data context. In this final module, you will be able to determine who your audience will be and what your relationship to them is. You will analyze a real world application of data context and be able to write out a visualization story based on data context.
Suk S. Brar, M.B.A. and Govind Acharya