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Nanodegree Program

Data Visualization

Visualize and Communicate with Data

Combine data, visuals, and narrative to tell impactful stories and make data-driven decisions.

  • Estimated Time
    4 Months

    At 10 hours/week

  • Enroll by
    August 27, 2019

    Get access to classroom immediately on enrollment

  • Prerequisites
    Basic Data Analysis

    See prerequisites in detail

What You Will Learn

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Data Visualization

You’ll start by building data visualizations and dashboards, considering your audiences to be as effective as possible. Then, you’ll move into drafting presentations using storytelling techniques, visualizations, and animations to provide data-driven recommendations.

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Estimated 4 Months

Prerequisite Knowledge

To be successful in this program, you should have basic statistics and data analysis skills.See detailed requirements.

  • Intro to Data Visualization

    Learn how to select the most appropriate data visualization for an analysis, evaluate the effectiveness of a data visualization, and build interactive and engaging Tableau dashboards.

    Build Data Dashboards
  • Dashboard Designs

    Design and create a dashboard in an enterprise environment. Discover user needs, identify key metrics, and tailor your dashboard to a particular audience.

    Design a Data Dashboard
  • Data Storytelling

    Learn the end to end process for telling a story and providing a recommendation based on data. You'll define an effective problem statement, structure a data presentation, scope analyses, identify biases and limitations within your dataset, and pull together an end-to-end analysis.

    Build a Data Story
  • Advanced Data Storytelling

    Learn advanced data visualization and storytelling techniques. Learn to use Tableau Storypoint to add interactivity and other visual elements to a story, and add animation and narration with Tableau Pages and Flourish.

    Animate a Data Story

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You’ll have access to career coaching sessions, interview prep advice, and resume and online professional profile reviews to help you grow in your career.

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1.8M projects reviewed
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Succeed with Personalized Services
We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success!
Project Reviewers
1-on-1 Mentors
Career Coaching
Experienced Project Reviewers
Reviews By the numbers
2000+ project reviewers
1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
Reviewer Services
  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve

Learn with the Best

Mat Leonard
Mat Leonard

Instructional Designer at Kaggle

Mat is a former physicist, research neuroscientist, and data scientist. He did his PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley.

Josh Bernhard
Josh Bernhard

Data Scientist at Nerd Wallet

Josh has been sharing his passion for data for nearly a decade at all levels of university, and as Lead Data Science Instructor at Galvanize. He's used data science for work ranging from cancer research to process automation.

Robert Crocker
Robert Crocker

Data Visualization Consultant at IBM

Robert is a Data Visualization consultant with over 7 years of experience leveraging Tableau at places such as First Republic Bank, Charles Schwab, and Pinterest. He now provides solutions to clients all over the world, providing training to professionals and executing projects onsite and remotely.

Malavica Sridhar
Malavica Sridhar

Senior Product Manager at CircleUp

Malavica is a Senior Product Manager with over five years of experience. Her work includes building Helio, an ML platform used to identify breakout brands in early-stage consumer packaged goods companies.

Ben Jones
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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Program Details

    Program Overview - Why should I take this program?
  • Why should I enroll?

    Data analysis and communication are highly sought after skills. Recent LinkedIn research even pointed to data presentation as one of the top 10 most in-demand skills.

    Udacity has collaborated with Tableau and highly skilled industry leaders to build this program. You’ll get hands-on practice visualizing data and using them to clearly communicate data-driven recommendations.

    By taking this course, you will combine hard skills in data analysis and visualization with soft skills in presentation, storytelling, and communication to create effective presentations.

  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

    This program is intended to supplement existing skills and is not meant to prepare you for a specific role. However, the skills you gain are appropriate for many fields including business, marketing, data analytics, executive leadership, and more.

  • How do I know this program is right for me?

    This program is intended for two types of students: business leaders and data professionals.

    If you are a business leader looking to leverage data to communicate more effectively, this program is for you. You’ll be able to make your case for a business goal using data to tell a story.

    If you are a data analyst, data scientist, machine learning engineer, or other data professional, this program will help you communicate your findings more effectively. You’ll be able to influence your business by showcasing and communicating the most important pieces of data.

    Enrollment and Admission
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

    There is no application. This Nanodegree program accepts everyone, regardless of experience and specific background.

  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

    This program is appropriate for students with some experience with data analysis. You should understand descriptive statistics, such as calculating measures of center (mean, median, mode), measures of spread (variance, standard deviation), and distributions (normal distribution, skewness). You should also be familiar with analyzing data in spreadsheets (Excel, Google Sheets, etc.). If you do not have this background, there are courses included in the extracurricular section of the program to help you.

  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?

    If you need to sharpen your pre-requisite skills, try the Intro to Descriptive Statistics course.

    Tuition and Terms of Program
  • How is this program structured?

    The Data Visualization Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support four (4) projects. Once you subscribe to a Nanodegree program, you will have access to the content and services for the length of time specified by your subscription. We estimate that students can complete the program in four (4) months working 10 hours per week.

    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

  • How long is this Nanodegree program?

    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified in your subscription plan. See the Terms of Use and FAQ for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

  • Can I get a refund?

    Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.

    What software and versions will I need for this program?
  • What software and versions will I need for this program?

    There are no specific hardware or software requirements for this program, other than access to the internet and a 64-bit computer.

Tell Stories with Data

Use data visualizations to tell effective and impactful stories.