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Coursera Information Visualization: Foundations

New York University (NYU) via Coursera

  • Overview
  1. Coursera
    Platform:
    Coursera
    Provider:
    New York University (NYU)
    Length:
    4 weeks
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Part of:
    Information Visualization Specialization
    Overview
    The main goal of this specialization is to provide the knowledge and practical skills necessary to develop a strong foundation on information visualization and to design and develop advanced applications for visual data analysis.

    This course aims at introducing fundamental knowledge for information visualization. The main goal is to provide the students with the necessary “vocabulary” to describe visualizations in a way that helps them reason about what designs are appropriate for a given problem. This module also gives a broad overview of the field of visualization, introducing its goals, methods and applications.

    A learner with some or no previous knowledge in Information Visualization will get a sense of what visualization is, what it is for and in how many different situations it can be applied; will practice to describe data in a way that is useful for visualization design; will familiarize with fundamental charts to talk about the concept of visual encoding and decoding.

    Syllabus
    • Introduction to Information Visualization
    • Data Abstraction
    • Fundamental Graphs and Data Transformation
    • Graphical Components and Mapping Strategies

    Taught by
    Enrico Bertini and Cristian Felix
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