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(62)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 21, 2018
Duration
1h 13m
Description

How do you take hundreds or thousands of rows and columns of data and communicate a powerful story that leaves a lasting impact on viewers? In this course, Making Data into Something You Can See, you will learn how to prepare data for presentation. You will explore the best visual design principles for data, including how to properly use colors, shapes, font styles, and much more. You will learn how to parse and simplify data in Microsoft Excel, and make your visualizations coherent with a variety of charts. You will see Tableau and other tools you can use to make your data tell the story you want it to tell. By the end of the course, you will know how to visually communicate your data story to the world.

About the author
About the author

Troy Kranendonk is a Curriculum Manager for Data Access and Analytics as well as an author with Pluralsight. He considers himself to be a Pixel Ninja. Troy studied Digital Media Education and loves to innovate and push the boundaries in with tech.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Troy Kranendonk, and welcome to my course, Making Data into Something You Can See. This course looks at gathering, prepping, and the overall best design principles for your data. We will go over making your visualizations make sense and one that will tell the story that you want it to tell. This course answers the question, I have data, now what? We are going to cover how you can take hundreds or thousands of rows and columns of data and visually communicate a powerful story that will make a lasting impact on your viewers. Some of the major topics that we will cover include gathering and organizing your data, making good design choices for your visualizations, choosing the right charts, and what tools you can use to create your data visualizations. By the end of this course, you will know how to parse and simplify your data and make great design choices so that you can visually communicate your story to the world. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn data visualizations with the course, Making Data into Something You Can See, at Pluralsight.