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Storytelling with Data: Tableau & PowerBI

Storytelling with Data: Tableau & PowerBI

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To convey the true meaning of data most effectively, data scientists and data management professionals need to be able to harness the capabilities of different approaches of storytelling with data. This 14-video course explores how to select the most effective visuals for a storytelling project, how to eliminate clutter, and how to choose the best practices for story design. In addition, learners will see demonstrations of how to work with Tableau and Power BI bar charts to facilitate storytelling with data. Learn to select appropriate visuals for your data storytelling project; how to use slopegraphs; and learn important steps to take in cluttering and de-cluttering data. Explore the gestalt principle, as well as common problems of visual story design. In the concluding exercise, learners will load data by using Power BI from a CSV file; create a bar chart by using the data; and create a pie chart to show the whole-part relation in the data.

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Storytelling with Data: Tableau & PowerBI

  • Course Overview
  • list the important approaches and criteria involved in selecting effective visuals for data storytelling
  • define the concept of slopegraphs and list the essential capabilities and relevance of slopegraphs
  • demonstrate how to implement different types of bar charts using PowerBI
  • define the concept of clutters and how to identify and eliminate clutters
  • describe the Gestalt principles of visual perception
  • recall the prominent best practices of story design
  • list the prominent tools that we can use to facilitate storytelling with data
  • recall the various essential decluttering steps and approaches that we can implement to eliminate clutters
  • demonstrate how to craft visual data using Tableau
  • recognize the concerns associated with visual designs from the perspective of storytelling
  • illustrate the essential building blocks of PowerBI that we can use to facilitate storytelling with data
  • create a model visual using Tableau
  • load data from a CSV file using PowerBI, create a bar chart using data, and create a pie chart to compare parts of a whole data set
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    Expertise Level