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This course will introduce students to the truthful art of visualizing data. The students will use an iterative design process to create visualizations that are truthful, functional, beautiful, insightful and enlightening. The lectures will consist of presentations, critiques, in-class exercises and discussions. This course will enable students to select appropriate visualization methods for their data and solve practical data science communication problems. They will consider the context and the indented reader to focus the story their data will tell. The students will learn to use the Tableau software, which will be made available for their own computers within the framework of this course.
The course will provide a supportive environment in which students can experiment with the aesthetics of data visualization. Students will need to be familiar with basic data manipulation principles and the process of data gathering and cleaning.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department of Mathematics and Statistics.