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Data Visualization

Course Number: CDBH-CIT-130 /
Category: Mathematics /
Credits: 5 /
Recommended Grades: 11,12 /
Level: AP /
Length: Semester /
Description: This course in data visualization will teach students an essential skill needed in the business world. Students will learn the foundations of data visualization which uses statistics, computer science, neuroscience and psychology to visually present data. The techniques and skills learned in this course will help students’ articulate and present clear evidence of findings in a meaningful and aesthetically pleasing way. This course is geared towards data analytics, but is also open to students in other disciplines looking for a better understanding of data visualization. Students will use the software Tableau, along with theory which explains how the visual processing works, and techniques which take advantage of the brain’s processing to create effective visualizations. Students will learn how to choose the correct visualization for their data and differentiate between both good and bad data visualizations. By the end of the course, students will be able to create effective visualizations, dashboards and tell a story with data with Tableau.

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