Learn compelling ways to present large amounts of data.

Data visualization is a helpful way to ensure your audience understands the meaning of the data they are being shown. Effective visualization starts with knowing your audience and understanding the story of your data. In this course, you will learn about different forms of data visualizations and design a draft data visualization of your own.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • distinguish the different types of data visualization audiences
  • understand the traits of good visualization
  • explain different types of visualization techniques
  • identify the types of interactivity within data visualization
  • consider what makes good and bad data visualization design
  • determine the usage for different illustrations and icons
  • identify types of graphs, charts and dashboards and when to use them
  • understand when animations could be added for clarity
  • start to design a data visualization draft that includes:
    • text, effective visuals, and functionality
    • proper positioning, size, colour, contrast, and shape
    • appropriate scale, legend and source usage


People looking to become learn the concepts of how to visualize data and how to create visualizations.