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Advanced Data Storytelling

Course

In this course, you’ll learn advanced data visualization and storytelling techniques. You will learn about the various types of data stories and how to find and use them effectively. You’ll learn to use Tableau Storypoint to add interactivity and other visual elements to a story. Then you’ll learn to add animation and narration to your analyses with both Tableau Pages and Flourish.

In this course, you’ll learn advanced data visualization and storytelling techniques. You will learn about the various types of data stories and how to find and use them effectively. You’ll learn to use Tableau Storypoint to add interactivity and other visual elements to a story. Then you’ll learn to add animation and narration to your analyses with both Tableau Pages and Flourish.

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2 months

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated June 16, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
Animated data visualizations • Flourish • Tableau pages • Data storytelling
Prerequisites:
Tableau visualizations • Basic data visualizations • Basic descriptive statistics

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Welcome to Advanced Data Storytelling

In this welcome lesson, you will meet your instructor and learn about the pre-requisite skills of this course. You will also have an overview of the topics covered in this course.

Lesson 2

Eight Data Story Types

You learn about sequential data stories, and how eight different story types can be used to find and tell interesting data stories.

Lesson 3

Creating stories in Tableau

You will learn how to tell interactive stories by creating stories in Tableau. You will learn how to add a Hans Rosling bubble chart to Tableau and how to create a Tableau Storypoint Workbook.

Lesson 4 • Project

Animate a Data Story Midterm Project

In this lesson, you will apply the skills you have acquired in this course to use the World Bank Indicators data file to create an interactive Tableau Story.

Lesson 5

Animating Visualizations

You will use datasets for animating data and build out animations with Tableau pages and get introduced to Flourish.

Lesson 6

Animation and Narration

You will learn how to add audio and narration to your data stories using Flourish, including setting up the files, charts, animation, and audio files to create interactive stories.

Lesson 7 • Project

Animate a Data Story Final Project

In this lesson, students will create an animated data story and add an audio track to create a narrated Flourish story that they can add to their portfolio.

Taught By The Best

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Ben Jones

CEO of DataLiteracy.com

Ben Jones is the founder & CEO of Data Literacy, LLC, a training company that helps people learn the language of data. Ben teaches data visualization theory at the University of Washington, and he's the author of Communicating Data With Tableau (O'Reilly 2014).

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