Data Visualization is a form of art that has both a technique and a meaning associated with it. A good visualization artist is able to convey information in an easy-to-perceive manner through powerful visualizations.
‘A Complete Data Visualization Course’ is an online course made by The Click Reader for helping beginner as well as expert data visualization professionals learn state of the art data visualization methods.
The contents of this course have a perfect blend of specialization and generalization of topics. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an expert in the field of data visualization, this course will help you get the fundamentals right.
How important is it to learn about data visualization?
If you are a manager of a company, you may want to present important information to your subordinates or executives through a bar chart or a pie chart. Similarly, if you are marketing a product, you may want the general audience to know valuable information about your product through captivating infographics. The importance of data visualization differs according to your work domain.
However, no matter the domain, data visualization helps everyone to provide a visual summary to understand and analyze patterns in the data that may not be apparent by just looking at the numbers and letters.
How many data visualization techniques are covered in this course?
Data Visualization is a broad field and there are a lot of ways to visualize different types of data. However, the course only covers four of such techniques.
Although four maybe a small number, the content covered in this course is really valuable in terms of its uniqueness. The contents of this course are as follows:
Chapter I: Spatio-Temporal Visualization
Chapter II: Automotive Visualization
Chapter III: Infographic Visualization
Chapter IV: Aesthetical Visualization
Examples of data visualizations covered in this course
Here is a list of some of our favourite data visualizations to get you into the groove of this course:
- Global Commodities interactive tool- Visualization Link
Global Commodities interactive tool is a Spatio-temporal visualization that shows the worldwide commodity imports and exports over the last decade and is developed by DailyFX. The tool gives information on specific indicators of economic performance by scrolling the right-hand panel and navigating through the globe by selecting specific countries and time frames.
Students of this course will be able to build powerful Spatio-temporal visualizations like this in chapter I.
2. Acoustic Garage – Visualization Link
The Acoustic Garage visualization by Autoneum is an automotive visualization that allows the users of the web-app to configure the perfect car sound package. The application allows users to take the car for a drive in a virtual setting.
Students of this course will be able to build amazing automotive visualizations like this in chapter II.
3. Drowning in Plastic – Visualization Link
Drowning in Plastic is an infographic visualization that was made by Reuters Graphics for raising awareness about plastic pollution. The visualization provides visual references and cues to show how much plastic has piled up over time.
Students of this course will be able to build meaningful infographic visualizations like this in chapter III.
4. Crappy Explanation – Visualization Link
Crappy Explanation is an aesthetical visualization that is made by Zajno Crew for their organization’s website. It features a not-so crappy explanation about their website with the use of controlled chaos.
Students of this course will be able to build aesthetical visualizations like this in chapter IV.
Good to know pre-requisites for getting started with the course
Although it isn’t required, basic knowledge of the following tools is suggested:
- Corona Renderer – Corona Renderer is a high-performance rendered for 3ds Max, Cinema 4d, and other platforms.
- Canva – Canva is an online designing tool focused on democratizing graphic designing to the general public.
Contributors of the Course
The data visualization team at Kharpann Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. have been helpful in curating the contents of this course. Thanks to their support, we have been able to publish the content for free on The Click Reader.
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We hope that you will have fun as you learn!
Get started with the first chapter of ‘A Complete Data Visualization Course’ here.