In this course, you will learn how to focus your narrative through your visualization design. You will define storytelling in the visualization context, focusing on best practices. You will explore the use of color in making visualizations more effective. You will learn about Tooltips as a way to add information without adding clutter to your visualizations. You will create a visualization and calculations to define upper and lower bounds of parameter lines. You will practice all of your new skills by creating a clutter visualization, critiquing it, and fixing it. Finally, you will learn how to export your visualization from Tableau.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Govind Acharya is a Principal Analyst in the UC Davis Budget and Institutional Office. In his position, he is responsible for developing and implementing data visualizations on a variety of institutional related data such as classroom utilization, faculty, staff, and students. At Ithaca College, he developed some of the first Tableau dashboards and developed a set of best practices still in use today. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego and did his graduate work at San Francisco State University and Cornell University in Economics. He is on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA, the world’s largest and best known human rights organizations.