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Course Description

Help people to analyze and better understand data by using effective visuals to identify patterns and present complex information. In this short, introductory course, learn about the basic elements of data visualization and storytelling techniques, create charts and graphs and design compelling presentations.

Course Outline


In this course, you will learn about:

  • Data credibility
  • Types of data & charts
  • Choosing chart types
  • Design tools
  • DataViz critique
  • DataViz best practices
  • Use color with purpose
  • False visualizations
  • Presenting with data

Notes


If you decide to pursue SMU CAPE's Data Visualization and Storytelling Certificate Program, you can apply the registration fee payment for this introductory course  to the certificate program tuition.

Prerequisites


Some prior experience with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel is required.

Recommendations


Register early to secure your spot, using the SMU CAPE Student Portal. Please be aware that insufficient enrollment may cause course cancellation.

If you need registration assistance or would like to enroll after online registration has closed, please call 214-768-2273 or contact smuthink@smu.edu.

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