Introduction to Data Visualization

A course by Victor Pascual
Data Visualization Specialist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined March 2015
, Data Visualization Specialist

Create interactive visualizations and learn to represent data from your favorite series

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (482)
  • 10236 students

Create interactive visualizations and learn to represent data from your favorite series



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (482)
  • 10236 students
  • 12 lessons (2h 46m)
  • 9 additional resources (2 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


In this course by Víctor Pascual, discover what data visualization is, seeing how to distinguish between static and dynamic or interactive graphics.

Learn the basic rules to take into account when developing a visualization to help your critical analysis. As well as analyzing and communicating data, end up answering questions you hadn't even considered before!

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Data Visualization
  • U2
    U2. How to develop effective visualizations
  • U3
    U3. Data collection and analysis
  • U4
    U4. Display data with Tableau
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know Víctor Pascual and his work a little better, and discover exactly what data visualization consists of.

Next, learn to develop effective visualizations by familiarizing yourself with the process, the objectives, and the basic rules. All information is accompanied by practical examples to help you consolidate your knowledge more effectively.

Now it's time to carry out data collection and analysis! Learn data scraping, basic statistics, and what distribution is as well as what it's for. Víctor also shows you some useful tricks for Google Sheets (online spreadsheets similar to Excel) along with z-score calculations and forecasting models.

Round out the course by creating a data visualization using Tableau Public, a data analysis software that allows you to see patterns, identify trends, and explore visual information in seconds to envisage the data from your favorite series.

What is this course's project?

Visualize your favorite series interactively by learning to "scrape" or collect data on www.imdb.com and process it all in a spreadsheet. As a final result, discover the stories hidden behind the data by uncovering details that reflect how viewers have experienced these series.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is completely transversal and can be taken by people with all kinds of backgrounds. It is of special interest to designers, journalists, analysts, and online marketing professionals who want to learn how to extract value from and represent data.

professionals who want to learn how to represent and extract value from data.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is required for this course.

In terms of materials, you need a computer with an internet connection and access to Google Sheets and the Tableau Public software.


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10236 Students
482 Reviews
96% Positive ratings

Victor Pascual

A course by Victor Pascual

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Data Visualization Specialist

Víctor Pascual is a self-confessed lover of scientific data visualization, who has a doctorate in computer science and digital communication. He dedicated his doctoral thesis to researching new methods for representing web data and has been a data scientist and data visualization specialist since 2009.

After three years as part of the Bestiario team, Víctor began his new adventure as a data analysis and visualization consultant for companies including SIRIS Academic and Mobile Media Content, where he leads a diverse range of R&D projects.

Víctor is also committed to training in information visualization, which led him to codirect Spain's first postgraduate course on the subject (IDEC) as well as participate in a number of different conferences and workshops. He currently collaborates with different master's and postgraduate degree programs.


Content

  • U1

    Data Visualization

    • Víctor Pascual
    • Introduction to Data Visualization
    • Influences
  • U2

    How to develop effective visualizations

    • The process of data visualization
    • Objectives and examples
    • Basic rules
  • U3

    Data collection and analysis

    • Explanation of the project
    • Introduction to data scraping
    • Cleaning and data processing
    • Preparing the data
  • U4

    Display data with Tableau

    • Introduction to Tableau Public
    • View data from our series
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to data visualization

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Introduction to Data Visualization

A course by Victor Pascual
Data Visualization Specialist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined March 2015
  • 96% positive reviews (482)
  • 10236 students