Fundamentals of Data Visualization

A course by Gemma Busquets , Designer

Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined January 2013

Learn how to tell the stories behind data, using everything from statistics to maps and charts

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (36)
  • 1287 students

Learn how to tell the stories behind data, using everything from statistics to maps and charts

A course by Gemma Busquets

If you've ever had to present a report and not known how to turn the data into an attractive graph, this online course is for you. Together with the designer Gemma Busquets, explore a simple formula to tell a story and generate curiosity, however dense or technical the data may be.

Throughout the course, discover a wide range of graphics, from statistical data visualizations to maps and diagrams. Learn how to create them from scratch and design them to be clear and visually powerful. In her previous course, Typography Concepts for the Screen, Gemma guides you through digital projects for the screen.

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What will you learn in this online course?

21 lessons & 30 downloads

Considerations before you start
4 minutes, 44 seconds
Data and variables
6 minutes, 35 seconds
The most common mistakes
5 minutes, 2 seconds
Visually Stunning Graphics 1
12 minutes, 29 seconds
Visually Stunning Graphics 2
9 minutes, 1 second
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (36)
  • 1287 students
  • 21 lessons (3h 23m)
  • 30 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a series of data visualizations that tell a story and explore its application in different formats.

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to learn to visualize data from scratch. Also, for professionals who have already made visualizations and want to improve them graphically.

Requirements and materials

You don't need any previous experience to take the course.

As for tools, you need Illustrator and Affinity Designer (or a similar vector editing program) in addition to Excel, Numbers, or Google Docs. Throughout the course, see a variety of free web applications that you don't need to install or know anything about previously.


1287 Students
36 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Gemma Busquets

A course by Gemma Busquets

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Gemma Busquets is a freelance graphic designer and art director based in Barcelona, Spain with more than 10 years of experience. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to collaborate with major brands such as Dell, Novartis, San Miguel, HuffPost, Coca-Cola, Nike, Rosetta Stone, Peugeot, InfoJobs, and Puig, among others. She has also been a judge at the ADG Laus Awards for Graphic Design and Visual Communication, specifically evaluating projects in the digital category.

She currently combines her work with teaching at the BAU, Barcelona University Design Center, Spain, as art director of the final projects in the Postgraduate Program in Digital Editions, and professor in the Master's in Infographics and Data Visualization, which she also directs and coordinates.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Data Visualization

    • The importance of data in our lives
    • Considerations before you start
    • Data and variables
    • The most common mistakes
  • U3

    Graphics creation

    • Chart types
    • The 3 graphics that you will use the most 1
    • The 3 graphics that you will use the most 2
    • Visually Stunning Graphics 1
    • Visually Stunning Graphics 2
    • Visualizations with maps
    • Diagrams and other graphics
  • U4

    Designing the Data

    • Well-designed graphics work best
    • The visual language of graphics
    • Color and Typography
    • The composition
  • U5

    End-to-end data visualization

    • Project Preparation
    • Data sketches
    • Creation and design of graphics
    • Adaptation to different formats
  • FP

    Final project

    • Fundamentals of Data Visualization

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Fundamentals of Data Visualization. Design course by Gemma Busquets

Fundamentals of Data Visualization

A course by Gemma Busquets
Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined January 2013
  • 100% positive reviews (36)
  • 1287 students