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Course Description

Data is useless without meaning. To find purpose in data requires bringing it to life through storytelling, visual representation, and analysis. In the age of big data, the rise of data availability, collection, and adoption has been paralleled by an increasing need to communicate information effectively. This need has made the contemporary field of data visualization especially popular. But what exactly is data visualization today? What are the tools, programs, and best practices of this discipline that can be applied in our daily lives? This course covers all the bases in the discipline of data visualization and prepares students to complete advanced-level courses in the Infographics and Data Visualization Certificate program. It serves as a foundation for information design, data analytics, and interactive visualization practices. Through diverse hands-on projects and biweekly guest lectures from industry experts from the world of data visualization, students gain a thorough understanding of this exciting field. Counts as a required course toward the certificate in Infographics and Data Visualization.

Course Length - Online 9 weeks

Learner Outcomes

  • An understanding of the principles of the modern field of Data Visualization, its history, and relevance today
  • The ability to recognize and analyze various forms of visualizations with a concrete understanding of best practices and uses when portraying complex information sets visually
  • A clear understanding of the most common and significant tools currently being used to visualize information by companies, organizations, and individuals
  • The ability to create basic data visualizations using principles of the creative process, from ideation to a final deliverable/portfolio piece
  • Knowledge of best practices for data storytelling and information design

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Data Visualization 101
Nov 06, 2023 to Jan 21, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $975.00 Click here to get more information
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $975.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Dec 10, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 06, 2023
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