Data Visualization and Communication

Learn to create accurate visualizations and improve your presentation skills

Program Fast Facts

  • Start date: August 12, 2021
  • Live online classes meet Thursdays 6 - 7:30 p.m. CT
    +3.5 hours/week of self-paced study
  • Online
  • 4.5 months
  • 3,895 Priority Tuition
    (expires two weeks before start date)
    $4,145 Standard Tuition

Courses

Modules

Learn to analyze for data credibility, evaluate data to support insights and choose appropriate types of data visualizations as well as begin building your own data visualization toolbox.
  • Analyze a visualization for data credibility.
  • Evaluate data to support insights.
  • Choose appropriate types of data visualizations.
  • Critique data visualizations.
  • Build a data visualization toolbox.
Learn why storytelling is important and how to apply effective storytelling techniques in business situations.
 
  • Demonstrate storytelling over simple information delivery.
  • Identify the importance of tribes.
  • Discuss how communication has come full circle.
  • Discuss why humans are wired for storytelling.
  • Identify the items important to know before creating your story.
  • Apply effective storytelling techniques to the most simple and most complex issues.
  • Create stories that employ the elements of visuals and emotion.
Learn to utilize color and design principles to optimize understanding and accessibility of charts.
 
  • Demonstrate ability to focus audience's attention on the key message in a chart.
  • Identify false visualizations.
  • Utilize color to optimize understanding and accessibility of charts.
  • Identify deception or bias in charts and data visualizations.
  • Build a data visualization toolbox.

Learn how to prepare for an effective presentation. Practice physical and vocal techniques to engage your audience and deliver your content effectively.

  • Create stories that employ the elements of visuals and emotion.
  • Apply effective storytelling techniques to the most simple and the most complex issues.
  • Identify the items important to know before creating your presentation.
  • Demonstrate simple presentation techniques.
  • Discuss how to "play" with your audience (be animated, confident).
  • Identify what preparations are necessary before you present.
  • Demonstrate tempo, volume, and physical moves to engage your audience.

Learn to build presentation slides with optimized text and design that employ the data story arc.

 

  • Apply DataViz Design to presentation tools.
  • Use the Data Story Arc to build presentation slides.
  • Optimize use of text in presentation slides.
  • Communicate insights to senior management.

Learn to design, build, and evaluate the success of an infographic.

  • Design an infographic using data visualizations, text and layout
  • Build an infographic landing page
  • Write a message to an influencer website for infographic promotion.
  • Evaluate the success of an infographic.

Learn best practices in dashboard design and how to build dashboards using Microsoft Excel and Tableau Public

  • Critique a dashboard design.
  • Demonstrate best practices in dashboard design.
  • Build a dashboard using Excel.
  • Build a dashboard using Tableau Public.

Present data-driven insights in your final video and receive feedback from instructors and classmates.

  • Create visualizations using the techniques and best practices learned in the course. 
  • Demonstrate presentation techniques and best practices learned in the course.