June 15 to July 17 – 5 Week Online Data Visualization Course for Professionals

The University of Edinburgh and the University of St. Andrews are hosting a certified, 10-credit, online course in data visualization from June 15 – July 17. As part of the pilot program, there are a fair amount of fee waivers available (https://www.ed.ac.uk/bayes/about-us/our-work/education/workforce-development/eligibility-funding).

The course is targeted at professionals across all sectors – finance and other industry, heritage, creatives and the third sector, sports, education and the public sector. Delivered online, this course aims to use a flexible approach to practical, hands-on learning to equip participants with the skills to use visualisation to uncover insight, to improve question answering, information discovery, to support informed decision-making and the creation of value from data.

Over 5 weeks tutors will interact online with participants, using discussions and tutorials alongside self-paced learning to teach how to:

  • Visually explore data
  • Criticise data visualisations
  • Design visualisations
  • Implement data visualisations

The course covers the fundamentals of:

  • Human perception and data visualisation
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • The importance of interaction in exploration
  • Techniques for data visualisation (networks, temporal data, geographic data, etc..)
  • Storytelling and communication
  • Tools for data visualisation
  • Evaluation

No coding is required and you are encouraged to work with your own data and projects. You can find more information and register interest via the website: https://datavis-online.github.io

Please don’t hesitate to contact the course organisers with any questions datavisonline@gmail.com